Just Breathe

“In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat – for He grants sleep to those He loves.” 
– Psalm 127:2

Stress leads to burnout, and burnout often leads to depression. How does that happen? We take on more and more things – more meetings, more activities – that sap our energy and demand our best. We think, “I can handle this, I’ve got it together.” Doctors tell us that stress – not heart disease or cancer – is the number one killer in the Western world. Stop for a moment right now, take a deep breath, and decide that before you add “one more thing” to your plate, you will do what the Psalmist prescribes and “sleep on it.” 

What can you take off your plate that will enable you to focus on God and spend more time with Him each day this week?