We live in a world marveled by speed, so much so that I could log onto my Amazon account and purchase something by pressing minimal keys and expect to receive it within the next two days. Nowadays, we say “that’s fast fast”. And it indeed is, but when do we slow down? Our inclination toward speed is not only reflected in consumerism, but also in our everyday lives. We’re convinced that our commitment toward working nonstop is a direct reflection of our hustle. We measure our dedication by whether our work ethic keeps us up at night, tirelessly working toward our end goal. Just as we like fast service, we like fast results. We want to see our efforts come to fruition now, or even better, yesterday. While ambition and determination are necessary for our success, we neglect to credit the importance of rest. The energy we spend grinding matters just as much as our energy spent unwinding. In many ways, taking the time to rest can prepare us to perform at our highest potential. Let's help one another remain mindful that if we slow down to listen, we may just hear God telling us to be more patient with ourselves, get some rest.
Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord guards the city, the guard keeps watch in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives sleep to his beloved.
My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.
My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
BeYoutiful, keep life sweet, & never stop feeding your soul. -xo