Mark 6:31 (MSG) Jesus said, “Come off by yourselves; let’s take a break and get a little rest.” For there was constant coming and going. They didn’t even have time to eat.
Jesus knew the importance of including times of rest and recovery in his busy schedule. He led his disciples to quiet places for physical, mental, and spiritual renewal. Have you built recovery times into your busy lifestyle? Do you take hard breaks between high-stress seasons? Do you purposefully get away to a quiet place to renew and restore? Resilience is a well-studied topic these days in the business world. Smart leaders know what Jesus knew—the human body needs times for renewal. God gave us nights and days. He commanded a seventh day Sabbath rest. Live aware of the stress/recover phenomenon and be intentional about getting your rest—it’s not selfish, it is necessary for your physical and emotional health.