W19D6 - Relationships
Week 20, Day 1 - Emotional Intelligence

Rest Stop 19

“There are six days when you may work, but
the seventh day is a day of sabbath rest, a
day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work;
wherever you live, it is a sabbath to the Lord" - Leviticus 23:3.

There are some who focus on the seventh day sabbath rest, but they are not so focused on the six days of work that was to take place from sunrise to sunset. It seems in this context that the seventh day was a day of rest that was 'earned' or required by the rigors of the other six days. And that rest was not a day of doing nothing, but a day for focusing at least in part on the Lord. Leaders should understand their need for a break in their routine because of the demanding and full schedule they have the remainder of the week.

LEADERSHIP STEP: Is your rest based on the need to get away from work because you hate it, or because you love your work and need the energy your rest day gives you so you can dive back in as soon as possible?  Rather than focus on your rest today, focus on your work. Are you happy and fulfilled? Are you doing meaningful work that gives you life, or work that is taking more than it gives? If it's the latter, rest is a necessary escape and not a respite.


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