As counter-cultural as this may sound, busyness isn't a virtue. That's probably not the message that you'll get from paying attention to social media, Hollywood, or even your family members and friends. But that's the message that you'll get from reading the gospels. So before you start applauding yourself for having such a busy life, consider slowing down and taking time to rest instead.
What if—right now—we just need to rest in God and His perfect timing? What if we all learned to recognize that now may be a period of waiting—not dream-chasing?
Feeling overwhelmed doesn’t end when you graduate from high school or college. It doesn’t end when you find a career. It doesn’t end when you get married or have kids. And it doesn’t end when you settle down and retire...but as Christians, we can rely on the fact that we will be free from stress in heaven.
As frustrating as sleeplessness may be, we can learn to be content in it for one reason alone: God is with us through it. Whether we're awake or asleep, He still loves us and desires our obedience. He is protecting us. He is holding us. He is shaping us. Even in sleeplessness. This poem is for the insomniacs, the tired, and the weary.
I definitely feel the pressure to do well during the final days of the semester. But how can I do well on everything when I have so much to do? Balance should play a major part in the life of every student—especially during finals week. It is crucial that you keep a few things in mind during your last few days...
With everything in life, there needs to be a balance; and work is no exception. There’s a balance between not having enough rest and having too much. We can get very addicted to rest. And this addiction to rest is sometimes called "laziness."
We can’t wait until Sunday or until all the laundry is folded or until we feel like we’ve done enough labor to take a break.