No Excuses

Do you have a special day of reflection and rest during the week, i.e. a Sabbath?  There are no excuses not to have one, even during your busiest of times.  If fact, that’s when you need it the most.

  • A day when you don’t do any real work and rest your body.
  • A day where you decompress, have fun and let your emotions recharge.
  • A day when you think about life’s bigger picture and refocus your spirit.
  • A day for yourself
    • Being grateful for
      • who you are,
      • where you are,
      • what you are going through (good and bad),
      • where you are going, and
      • what you have.
    • Serving your loved ones in a meaningful way and truly connecting with them.
    • Letting yourself notice and appreciate things that slipped by during the “work week”.

It doesn’t really matter which day is your Sabbath.  Mine is Saturday.  My pastor’s is Monday.  To some, Friday is.  To others, it’s Sunday.  What does matter is that you have one.  Being obedient is critically important to finding your life’s purpose.  The Sabbath was made for us.

I know what you’re saying, I don’t have time to take a whole day off.  Nonsense.  In my case, when I examined how “busy” I was, I discovered much of it was self-imposed stuff that crept into my life.  80% was fluff.  I felt busy, but was rudderless.  I was expending too much energy and time on insignificant things.  They were not adding value or meaning to my life or relationships.

My solution?  Have you ever tended to a plant, tree or vine?  I started to treat my time as thought it was a vine.  I cut off every branch that was not bearing fruit and pruned the branches that were bearing fruit so that they will be even more fruitful.

The results have been amazing.  I made time for my Sabbath.  I am seeing life with more clarity than ever.  I wake up every day with passion and purpose.  I have more energy and joy.  My spirit is calm and peaceful, even in when I’m surrounded by chaos.

I understand why I’m here.  I am created to be an influential teacher.  Honoring the Sabbath is on the critical path to fulling that purpose.  There is not an excuse good enough for me to not be obedient.

Put a stake in the ground and enjoy a Sabbath.  Trim the vine.  Quality of time is more important than quantity.  Don’t get sucked into what everyone else is doing, filling up schedules with too much meaningless stuff.  Be a contrarian.

No excuses.

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