Avoiding the Breakdown Limit

I’ve been sitting at my desk doing paperwork for the past half hour or so because my computer needed some time to gather itself after saying something like “breakdown limit reached.” I let it rest for awhile, update itself, restart, that sort of thing.

It got me to thinking. We all have a “breakdown limit.” It’s the point where we’re overloaded, can’t handle another thing, and are about to explode. It shouldn’t surprise us. We were never created to handle it all on our own.

Maybe that’s one of the reasons Jesus says, “Weary? Come to me and I will give you rest.” We were created to need rest. Jesus is the one who gives perfect rest. More than that, when we trust Jesus alone for life and salvation, He himself is our rest. That’s a big deal, but there are also little ways throughout the day to remind ourselves of this truth.

Maybe your technology, like mine, sometimes need a rest and update. It can be annoying or it can serve as a small reminder that we need to continue to find our rest in Christ. Stuck in a long line? Instead of griping and moaning, use it as a moment to rest and find that Jesus is enough.

I think you probably get the idea. It’s all too easy for us to forget. Maybe that’s why life has all sorts of little “signposts” that remind us. The question is, are we paying attention?


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