Rest is your friend

The Huffington Post published an article on Type A individuals. Most leaders fall into the traps mentioned: driven to accomplish, competitive, uncomfortable when trying to rest, turning to fill every moment lest one be wasted.

Although many of these have been true of me in the past, I’m growing up and I  encourage you to join me.

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Leader tip: We are not God. All does NOT depend on us.
Relaxation, and caring while we lead demonstrate our faith in God to be sufficient. God says to consider the flowers in the field and the birds in the air, realize God takes care of them – all of them, everywhere – and put ourselves in perspective. He’s got a lot on His plate. Way more than any of us do. For a few examples, read Job 38 and list some of the items on God’s to do list.

So, how are we doing? Will we let work go for just a day a week? Will we turn off the email notifications and text notifications on our work accounts and take a break? Will we do something else – really anything else that doesn’t feel like work – for one day?

Relaxation and Sabbath take faith that God is truly in control. If we refuse rest, we rebel against God.

About Linda Parkhouse

Jesus-follower, leader, pastor, friend, wife, mother, quilter and gardener. I love sharing about leadership and other topics.

3 Responses

  1. Rest is something that I have been lacking. Undergoing surgery forced me to do just that. Amazing how I had surgery on a Thursday and expected to return to work the following Monday. Lord be my strength while I grew restless. Any time I thought about work, stress and anxiety grew in my heart, I rested and it was nourishment to my bones. Great post!

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