Yesterday as I was out walking, I began planning my day. As I ran through the to do list in my mind I was interrupted by a little voice inside me saying.. Nat, rest. All of a sudden, my mindset shifted and I determined to go about my day walking in peace.
Rest is a weapon. It sounds passive but really it’s a powerful, active tool we can use to bring us great strength. To rest is to relax and refresh oneself, to recover strength and to cease striving. It’s also defined as standing firm, to be fixed, supported and to be still.
Rest is something we innately desire. When we rest, we feel restored, rejuvinated and inspired. But I believe rest has to be more than just a fun activity we reward ourselves with when we have the time (or the money). It’s a choice and a position in which we must live life. It’s living with such a beautiful peace, resting in the knowledge that all things are going to work together for good, despite what might be happening around us.
So even though we may not be able to jump on an aeroplane and lie on a beach today, there are other things we can do to enter this wonderful place of rest. What is that thing for you? What makes your heart smile? Whatever it is for you, you need to make time for it.
So, now it’s your turn. How are you going to rest today?