It's Five Minute Friday again! Today's word is Rest.
There is always so much to do - piles of laundry and dishes to clean, a ridiculous amount of emails to sort through, mail to be sent, errands to do, dog to be fed and walked and fed and walked again, dinner to be made, books to read... it never ends! And then you need to rest - sleep, take a nice long shower, pray, nap, sit quietly with your thoughts, or even sometimes just relaxing in front of the TV for a little while. Whatever you consider rest, you probably have a hard time finding time for it. And that's where I've been going wrong for so long - sometimes, you just have to figure out what's most important, and leave the rest of it for later so you can rest. You can never do everything. Unsubscribe from some of those emails, get rid of those books that have sat on your shelf unread for years, sort through the clutter and give or throw away things you don't need. (I know, that may sound like adding something else TO your to-do list rather than taking away, but in the long run it will help!! Less things to collect dust, ya know?) Whatever you need to do to give yourself a little less to do each day and a little more time to breathe :)
By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. (Genesis 2:2)
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