It’s Okay to Rest – ETB #138

There’s a difference between resting and quitting. Many times I feel like I want to quit. Today, I want to remind you that it’s okay to rest, but it’s not okay to quit.

It's Okay to Rest - ETB #138

In this episode, I’m being vulnerable and sharing some recent life events that have made me want to quit. I know I can’t quit, but I also know that God is calling me to a season of rest for a while.

For some of you, you might just need mental rest. A vacation or some kind of physical exercise like a walk or a trip to the gym might be just what you need. You might need time to read the Word and pray, even if it’s just five minutes. For others, like me in the season, you might need physical rest.

I want to say it again: It’s okay to rest!

How to Make Decisions About Seasons of Rest

Here are some things that you can do to help figure out how to prioritize a season of rest in your life:

Ask yourself in what areas of your life can you rest? There are things like raising kids that can’t be stopped, but there are other things that you could let go of. What are those things? Can they be let go of entirely or do you just need to press pause on them for a bit?

Don’t measure yourself by productivity. God isn’t measuring you by your level of productivity! He’s looking for your faithfulness. Are you doing what He has called you to do?

Pay attention to what God is telling you. Is this something that God is calling you to lay down? Is there something else that God is telling you to pick up?

Make a list of what you’re doing with your time. Are there places you can delegate? Can you hire someone to do a task? Can you ask a friend for help?

Don’t let fear dictate your choices. There are always new opportunities. You can’t do everything!

Bottom line: don’t quit when life gets hard. Live your life in seasons with the right perspective. God has a plan for you and He will lead you!

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It\'s Okay to Rest - ETB #138