You are Never a Loser Until You Quit Trying ~Mike Ditkau
This quote reminds me of others like…
“If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try and Try Again”
“Persistance Pays Off”
“A Quitter Never Wins”
And each of these quotes remind me of what I have been taught all my life…
While I do believe in perseverance, I also believe there is great value in allowing yourself to rest!
At times I find myself fatigued and drained and realize down times are essential for survival…We find ourselves in such a fast paced world where our success is measured by what we do, the number of social events we attend, our involvement in charities, or the number of friends we have. Often we become so involved in all the hubbub we lose the ability to shut down or relax enough to rest.
My dear friends, it is ok to slow down, put your feet up and relax. It is ok to do nothing but take care of you! Does it mean you are a quitter, that you have given up, or don’t care?
It means you have come to the realization that if you don’t take care of you then you won’t be worth shooting or of value to anyone else. It is ok for you to rest and you should not feel guilty for doing so.
So, What Constitutes Rest?
Rest has different meanings…For one it may include napping or sleeping while for another it could mean reading, writing, painting, or anything that may allow you to tune out the chatter of society and enable you to focus on your Spiritual, Mental, and Physical well-being. Doing that which refreshes rather than drains.
For those who say, “I don’t know how to rest”, I remind you of what Jesus says…
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
Go to Jesus, fall into His arms, and allow Him to provide you with REST…