Be Relaxed

On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation. -Genesis 2:2-3 NLT

Stop and enjoy the moment! Even God took some time to relax. You have been so driven and focused on getting ahead that you stopped to enjoy your life. Does every aspect of life have to be mapped out?

Why not just sit back and relax. God created the heavens and the earth in six days. On the seventh day He rested. This is the perfect prescription for our lives as well. Every aspect of creation the Lord finished in phases.

Not only did He finish in phases. He rewarded His completion by saying it is good. Why reinvent the wheel? Just relax! Have some fun. This could be the perfect antidote to that book that is still waiting to be written, that new dance routine you have been trying to perfect, or even finishing that weight loss journey.

A step outside of the norm may give you much needed rejuvenation. In fact, taking life so seriously can rob you of creativity. What can you do today to enjoy your life more? Take on a new hobby. Visit an amusement park.

Go skydiving or just get in the car and ride to the nearest town. Do something different. The change of pace will bring much needed refreshment, not only to you, but those relationships that you hold dear.

Prayer Focus

  • Pray that you are able to recognize when it is time to take a break.
  • Ask God to help you enjoy your life and the people in it.
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