You’ve preached your heart out. You’ve taught the Word of God with as much passion as you can find inside you. You’ve met with elders and had intense discussions about the work of the Lord. You’ve visited hospitals.
You’ve comforted a family who has lost a loved one. You’ve reached out to a hurting family who is struggling with conflict in their home. You’ve worked on sermons, articles, projects, and events that all have a deadline.
You’ve given of yourself, your energy, your compassion, your time, and life to others. And that was all just over the weekend. Now Sunday is over, and you’re worn to a frazzle.
If this scenario describes your life, you probably won’t like this suggestion, because it’s not who you are. But, why not give it a try?
Here it is. Just for a moment.
Just for a moment, relax.
Just for a moment, enjoy God’s creation, the changing of the seasons, the beauty of what He has made for us.
Just for a little while, hold your wife’s hand, go for a walk with her, take her on a date, reaffirm your love and commitment to her.
Just for a minute, bend down and listen to your children. Tell them how much you love them.
Just for a moment, do something that will strengthen your walk with God.
Just for a minute, spend time with people who build you up, who make you laugh, who bring out the best in you, and who will help restore your soul.
Just for a minute, pray; about your marriage, about your family, and about your work.
Just for a moment, laugh, love, and live.
Just for a moment!