There are days, weeks or even months that you feel like you are carrying the world on your shoulders. You are so busy that you just don’t have time for yourself. After a while, you feel disconnected- yes you are working and making progress but you just feel disconnected from life, from God.
If these things are happening too frequently, maybe it’s time to prioritise but for those infrequent ones, how do you handle it? Mark 6:31:
“And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.”
The story here is that the disciples had just come back to Jesus from preaching and doing miracles. Jesus noticed that they didn’t have time for themselves so He said they should “come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while”.
Take a cue from this: Whenever you feel too stressed and you get the opportunity, go ye yourself apart to a desert place and rest a while. A desert place can be your room behind closed doors, or a resort. A while can be one hour, one day, 3 days; it depends on how much you have on your plate. Go and recharge (especially your spirit man). Don’t burnout.
Food for thought:
The disciples may not have rested on that occasion though because people ran afoot ahead of them and Jesus had to teach those people and that was when the feeding of the 5000 men (without women and children) happened. The thought is what counts.
The world we live in seeks so much of our time. Let’s always keep in mind the words of Jesus to Martha in Luke 10:41-42 “And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”