This week in our God Hunt we’ve been exploring the rest that our souls long for. The Life Application Study Bible notes offers this insight into our understanding of the rest God offers us.
Under the New Covenant, Jesus is Lord, even over the Sabbath. You don’t have to become legalistic to keep the Sabbath. It was intended to be a blessing and not a burden, to be enjoyed, not endured.
The Sabbath was designed to refuel your soul, recharge your emotions and rest your body.
If our souls crave rest what keeps us from taking a Sabbath? I’ve found four rest poachers that have robbed me of the rest God intended for me to enjoy.
God never created us to work 24/7. Maybe you’ve tried and are finding your soul is now restless and burned out.
Are you redeeming your time or regretting your time? We all have the option as to how we use our time. Redemption or regret?
While multi-tasking has become popular, studies have shown that multi-taskers are really suckers for irrelevancy. Imagine a pilot or surgeon multi-tasking for a minute! How would you feel paying a consultant and, while he is consulting you, he’s texting and checking on his fantasy football team or shuffling through papers for his next client? The secret to a fulfilled life is focus – not multi-tasking.
What are you aiming at in life? Living a more focused life means aiming at the target God has for your life. The problem is that many people find themselves shooting at the wrong target or they just shoot randomly and, then, draw a circle around it like the guy in the cartoon comic.
Steve Uzzell said, “Multitasking is merely the opportunity to screw up more than one thing at the time.” Studies show that trying to focus on more than one thing causes a 40% drop in productivity. (That’s 2.1 hours a day that’s lost due to interruptions or distractions.)
What is the most excellent way to live life? The New Living Translation describes it as “a way of life that is best of all.” Many are settling for the good life. But why settle for a good life, or even a better life, if you can have the best life of all?