You can rest if you surrender control. Most of us are afraid of letting go. If you have ever engaged in a tug of war, the winner is the one who gets their team to come over to their side. In some cases, everyone is left standing, but the flag is moved to the winning side.
Rest is made simple when we come to God. I don’t have much of a recollection of deviant behavior when I was younger. I was what you called a “rule” keeper, and to this day I hold fast to sticking to the rules.
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
Do you make sure you are finding rest spots to recharge? On a long journey, one of my favorite things to do (when I’m not driving) is to locate the rest spots also known as “pit stops.”
“You are a part of the puzzle that is needed. “This is one of the wisdom nuggets I’ve held on to since this weekend from one of my sister-friends, Shantel Farrow. I always enjoy speaking with Shantel because she causes me to reflect purposefully.
Why are you running? That question can be answered in many different ways. For a runner, their reason may be for their health or because they enjoy running.