Over the past few months – if not years – I have noticed in myself the presence of work, a lot of work, and hard work. Work that seems so insane to do – that requires a lot of skills and quick thinking. For example, moving things away from the Church, regulating people together so that they are able to work well and produce a desired outcome – to move towards a common goal.
One of the biggest challenges facing @rccgpal right now is looking a place of worship for ourselves right now – and we are marching forward and doing that by the special Grace of God in Jesus’ Name. But I want to point out my appreciation of all those who have worked with me – Go bless you all in Jesus’ Name. In this article, Titlted Christian Laziness VS Rest. There is a very thin line here. The thin line is in obeying
Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.Hebrews 4:11
He who has a slack hand becomes poor,Proverbs 10:4-5
But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
He who gathers in summer is a wise son;
He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.”
And sometimes, under this dispensation of Grace, one may need to find the middle ground between “resting” and “not being lazy”. When you rest, as a Christian, because you have the Grace of God there with you, helping you and seeing you through out your life, you have peace, true peace in your heart. But that does not mean that you ‘re not going about doing meaningful things to the glory of God. It may as well mean that you’re working very hard. For example consider Lionel Messi secret to success in football
He knows how to balance out the complexity of having a calm mind and being agile at the same time. So it is with we Christians too. We need to be able to balance out havign a clam mind with being agile. I know that theb confusion is that there is a thin line between being “not lazy” and then “restful” and striking out that balanace is very important.
Jesus was full of rest HIMSELF – even though HE was alwasy going about working. Many people wanted to hear HIM speak. Many people wanted a piece of HIS healiong action – it was so much for HIM that many times, Jesus had to sneak out in a peaceful part of the dark to go and pray to HIS Father because HE had to.
We too, we should endeavour to be not-lazy, to be hardworking, while maintaining our rest at the same time. That way, we can achieve so much, keep on burning for Jesus and never burn out.