Rest is for other people
If you keep telling yourself that you don’t need a day off, you’re listening to your pride and not the Holy Spirit.
You have been deceived by your own pride because you live in a rock fortress and make your home high in the mountains. ‘Who can ever reach us way up here?’ you ask boastfully. (Obadiah 1:3)
Have you ever done something stupid? Or have you watched someone being reckless? It’s always an intriguing thing to watch children playing because they don’t seem to understand their own limits.
And that’s natural, to a certain extent. They haven’t lived enough to know that when you jump off something tall, you can hurt yourself. They still need to learn what they can do safely and what they should avoid doing.
Kids tend to think they’re invincible. Even if you talk to older teenagers or college-age students, they still tend to think they can do anything and survive anything.
What I find interesting is that when it comes to rest in our busy lives, we act the same way. We act like kids who haven’t learned our limits.