Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Need To Stop

coffee break

Please stop reading and think for a moment.
Can you guess what this is going to be about?
If you’re clueless then you may go ahead and read further.
So this is going to be about stopping.
I mean stopping from whatever it is we are doing.
No matter how focused, determined or desperate we are with whatever we are pursuing there is a need for us to stop.
Not really literally, perhaps technically.
Allow me to use an analogy.
We are like cars, made with a purpose and meant for running.
This analogy may be debatable but let’s just say it’s applicable. A car has to be running so it can take you to a destination.
It has round wheels that make it run, engine that makes the wheels run, and gas that empowers the engine.
The wheels need replacement at times, engine needs maintenance, and gas is consumable like food so the car can’t run without it (unless a car is electronic).
Sticking with our analogy, man is the same.
We are of flesh and soul.
We need food to keep us going since our flesh requires energy, nutrients and cleanliness to keep it healthy.
The essential part of a man is the soul that is sometimes given less importance.
Our problem with insecurity, depression, anxiety, hate, jealousy, envy and the relatives of these are actual manifestations of the state of our soul.
You may agree or disagree but I believe it to be true.
You may call it emotional or psychological but I believe it’s all connected to the soul.
So as much as the car needs to stop for gas, the body for food, our soul does need to stop for refreshment and empowerment.
The ultimate source of refreshment and the only true source of power is God.
So no matter how busy, no matter how pressured we are at work, at home, at school, we need to stop and go back to the source of life. He gives joy, He gives hope, He gives rest, He gives strength and success.
Remember God, remember the sabbath.
Remember He’s holy, sovereign and has complete authority.
Fear Him, trust Him, praise Him, thank Him.
Pray. Meditate on His word.
God bless you on your journey.