For years I was caught up in the rush of life. I would work way to many hours and be way to busy for the beauty of life. I lost myself in it. I lost who God wanted me to be. I listened to people instead and took on more and more because according to the world that is what makes a person successful.
Then one November day in 2013 I had the worst panic attack I had ever experienced. (This is something I have dealt with all my life). This one was different. This one made forced me to seek medical help and in doing so I was diagnosed with multiple health issues along with depression, anxiety, and panic disorder.
That stopped me in my tracks! I slowed down and I finally turned to God and sought out His help, His rest from the rush. In 2014 I had to quit my job and here I am 4 years later still struggling with the rush. One day a friend shared with me something that began to change my life.
ד “Remember the day, Shabbat, to set it apart for God.You have six days to labor and do all your work,but the seventh day is a Shabbat for Adonai your God. On it, you are not to do any kind of work — not you, your son or your daughter, not your male or female slave, not your livestock, and not the foreigner staying with you inside the gates to your property. - Exodus 20:8-10 (CJB)
God had already prescribed the best thing to get out of the rush. His Sabbath. His Holy day of rest. This year I have been keeping the Sabbath and it has blessed me in ways I never thought possible.
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