Why am I so exhausted? I just need a break.
We’re all familiar with this. We work hard, we work long hours, and after going at a pretty high pace for a pretty long time, we all get tired. We need to stop. We need a change of pace, and we need to recuperate from all we’ve been slaving away at. We desperately need to rest from work.
But there is another option.
Work From Rest
What if, instead of resting from work, we worked from a place of rest? You usually work hard, go to bed too late, get up too early, and hit it again just as hard as you did yesterday, only with slightly less energy this time. But what if you could wake up refreshed, start slow and with some sense of perspective about your day, and actually be present and alert in it?
That is what Sabbath gives us. Sabbath is not a crash for a few hours or a day at the end of a long week to recover. It’s not a week off because we’re burned out and need a “vacation.” Sabbath is something we do on purpose. We plan it. Sure it’s still a rest from work in some ways, but we schedule it in because we know we will need it rather than crashing into it in mental and physical exhaustion.