img_9434Before another weekend rolls around, I’d like to offer a delineation: resting is not the same as quitting. Resting is temporary, quitting is permanent. Resting is biblical, quitting (if not God’s will) is not. Resting keeps you from rusting. Quitting is rusting. Resting helps you not quit! But quitting doesn’t help you not rest. Resting is not regretful, quitting is regretful. I think we can get deceived that resting will mean “I am quitting,” or “I am weak.” But this is a lie the devil is trying to sell from the corner-store in hell. GOD rested on the seventh day. JESUS got away in the mornings and rested in the Father. I get a lot of things wrong. But one thing I can stand behind is I find time to rest. Years ago, I was found in a bloody, psychotic, suicidal mess in a parking lot, and consequently locked up for it. That day, I told God I will do whatever HE needs to have that NEVER happen again. A LARGE part of my refusal to return to “crazy,” is my emphatic conviction to rest. You CAN tell people no. You CAN build margin into your life. There is NO WAY God wants us to run so hard we go crazy. What good would His team be if rendered useless to the bench? God needs us! But we need to rest so He can use us! As the weekend approaches, I hope you enjoy it…and find time to rest in it.

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