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In our busy lives, it’s easy to overlook the importance of giving ourselves a breather and taking some time to rest. Let’s explore the simple yet powerful ideas of making space in our schedules and embracing rest, along with a practical step to bring more kindness into our lives, inspired by the teachings of Jesus.

1. Making Room for Me-Time:

In a world that says being busy is good, making room for yourself can feel like a rebellious act. But it’s essential. Think of making space in your schedule as giving yourself a break—a chance to think, connect with others, and reset your priorities. This isn’t just about having free time; it’s about creating intentional moments to recharge and find what truly matters.

When we create this space, we gain clarity and purpose, making our lives more meaningful. We discover the importance of relationships, personal growth, and connecting with something greater than ourselves.

2. Embracing the Power of Rest:

Rest isn’t just about stopping work; it’s a way to recharge your mind, heart, and spirit. In a world that often measures success by how busy we are, embracing rest is a way of saying, “I am valuable even when I’m not working.”

Rest is more than a nap; it’s a deliberate pause—a step back from the hustle to do things that fill our souls. In these quiet moments, we can find our true selves and, for some, connect with something greater. Rest becomes the bridge between the noise of life and the calm within, bringing creativity, resilience, and a deep sense of well-being.

3. Acting Like Jesus:

Being kind and forgiving is a big part of acting like Jesus. He forgave even when others hurt Him. Forgiveness is a powerful choice—it’s not about being weak but showing strength and love. When we forgive, we let go of grudges, opening our hearts to care and understand others.

In a world that often chooses anger and revenge, forgiveness is a way to show grace. It’s a step toward being humble, kind, and loving—just like Jesus.


In a nutshell, taking breaks and finding time to rest aren’t just good ideas; they’re essential for a more fulfilling life. They help us grow, connect spiritually, and transform our attitudes. And when it comes to acting more like Jesus, practicing forgiveness is a simple yet profound step. It’s about choosing kindness and letting go of grudges, paving the way for a more intentional, balanced, and loving way of living.

Source: “The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry” by John Mark Comer

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