with ceaseless endeavour it fights the currents of massive rivers,
drags itself over rocks and shallow water,
forces its way up huge waterfalls.
never stops, never rests
just battles and battles its way upstream
it reaches its goal
and it’s absolutely knackered
and it dies
remember, you are not a salmon
This is the wording from a kitkat ad with Jason Statham form several years ago. You can watch it in the youtube clip below.
I think the ad is brilliant because of it’s message, not what it is advertising (sorry kitkat). Too many of us rush around and are really busy and this is even true of Christians which is strange because the Bible teaches us to rest. We are to have a Sabbath (day of rest) and David writes that his soul finds rest in God (Psalm 62.5). When we wear ourselves out, it is not what God wants, we can only work effectively and well by working from a place of rest.
So remember today that you are not a salmon and that it is necessary to rest sometimes.
So have a break, have … Just have a break! While you are having a rest, why not talk with God?