Take a break.
Whatever it looks like in your life, breaking the routine and getting away is always a wise idea. I learned that again this weekend.
I spent a couple days with middle and high schoolers this weekend. It turned out to be a beautiful weekend (above!) to get away. Coincidently, the theme for the weekend was “Pause”.
I’ll be honest–I don’t think I was ready to pause.
My (and my family’s) life has been crazy busy lately. Jen was in Denver for five days last week. Work has been busy. Jen and I are training for a half-marathon in Savannah next weekend. If we don’t have something planned for the evening, we’ve been preparing for something else. Almost seems cyclical.
Then it hit me: in my busyness, I forget to stop. And not just in the big, weekend-type pauses but also in the daily interludes. I get blindsided by my routine and caught up in things to ‘keep me moving’. Am I moving forward or just simply moving?
While the weekend was great (seeing students worshipping, bonding, sharing, etc.), it also provided us leaders an outlet to reflect on our own lives. Personally, I felt God reminding me of his relentless love. No matter the season of life, his love is relentless.
After you hit the pause button, it’s time to press play.
When was the last time you “paused”?