Game Of Life
Take a rest.
It’s like the song says “To everything, there is a season, a time to laugh, a time to cry…” and so on. And yes, it’s a song that takes its lyrics from the Bible.
There is a season for everything.
As I write this I am in the process of selecting and preparing teams for the beginning of a new season. The season is about to begin. But that means a season is also about to end. The season of resting, thinking, planning, is about to be replaced by the season of hard work, hard fought games, playing with the pain, all that stuff that we do to ourselves to win at the sports we love.
And so it is with my life of faith. I need the ‘off season’ a time of peace and certainty, days of refreshing and not fighting hard, days when it’s okay to just… do nothing. To just be. Something I have learned is to ‘interval’ my exercise. I work physically hard one day and then do almost nothing the next. The day after a game I now plan to not exercise, so my body and mind have time to recover, to rest.
But do we do that spiritually? Do we take time to just sit in the world God has given and NOT try to change it? Maybe that’s the secret of the day of rest. A time to just be. Not working hard, not playing the game, just sitting back and enjoying having played the game, enjoying being a human who knows God, rather than constantly having to be pursuing Gods will for us.
Whatever game you play, it’s possible to try too hard and do yourself a damage. And that’s true of you faith too. Give yourself down time in the game of life, take time to just be, to enjoy, to rest.
19/03/2017 / Kit Densley