As each of you finish out Spring Break, I want to challenge you with one thing. Answer this question:
What does rest look like to you?
Would you define rest as sleeping for extended amounts of time? Watching Netflix? Reading a book? Going on a walk? Going on vacation? Listening to music? Just taking a break from work or school? Whatever it is, we all define rest differently.
Some of you may be traveling for break, some of you are home, and some of you are working. Whether your schedule right now is completely filled up or you have absolutely no plans at all, I want you to really think about being intentional with your time. Before you say anything, I want you to know that this challenge is for me too. There are times when I feel proud of the way I spend my time and practice good habits…and then one slip up can lead to a quick downward spiral. I then find myself right back where I started. How do we solve this? And how can we make sure that we are making the best out of our Spring Break?
8 tips for Spring Break
This is my encouragement to you.
A lot of this may be brand new to you, so my challenge is for you to START somewhere over this break. This is a great time to get on track and set yourself up for an incredible rest of your semester. Whether you are nervous about being too busy or too bored, remember that when you seek God's kingdom first and His righteousness, all these things will be given to you as well (Matthew 6:33). When we give our time and energy to God first, He promises to take care of the rest. We just need to do our part.
“And He said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.” -Exodus 33:14
Rest can mean being at peace of mind when everything else is hectic around us or it can mean going on a hike with Jesus and reading a book when all we want to do is lock ourselves in our rooms and watch Netflix. I don’t know what it is for you, but I challenge you to discover God’s REST in your life, instead of taking a break from Him. He will sustain you and He will help guide your every step. This may be spring break, but don’t take a break from God.
WSU Chi Alpha Intern