“Faith makes a fool of what makes sense.”
Have you ever lived life without a plan? I’d proffer the majority of us live life with some kind of plan. A plan for our education, our career, our finances, our marriage, our family, our business. Most of us have some kind of plan. In fact, several well-known authors and experts encourage us to write down our plans, dreams, and goals. Research shows we have a higher likelihood of accomplishing what we write down. So, my question to you is, have you ever lived life without a plan? I’ve never lived life without a plan. Until now.
Per usual at the end of every year, I review my annual goals, re-asses, reflect, and set new goals for the new year. Well this past December when it came time for me to develop new goals—there was nothing. Nothing prompting me to write anything down. No specific strategies for the many-moving domains of my life. No quarterly targets. Nothin!!
I couldn’t understand why I wasn’t motivated to write out a plan. Particularly since so much of my 2018 goals were executed. Is this a sabbath year, Jesus?! Am I supposed to rest all year? If anyone knows me, they know that “rest” is not in my vocabulary. So I decided to google the word “rest” because truly I was clueless about the situation. How does one “rest” when there’s so much to accomplish?! Can’t I rest when I’m dead, Abba?
Here is the definition of rest according to our good friend, Merriam-Webster:
Freedom from activity or labor
A state of motionlessness or inactivity
The repose of death
Peace of mind or spirit