I have taken on a new challenge…a very challenging challenge. I love learning about it, reading, listening to videos about how to do it best.
The actual doing is fun and wonderful and also very challenging…exhausting really… and yet hopeful.
On a day that I have accomplished a lot of the doing, and I am exhausted from it, I find myself pressed to work harder on/pray harder about resurrecting the feeling of fun and hope.
The day after a long day of doing…one of the first things I sit down to do is a little more learning. The doing will come a bit later in the morning. The learning is comforting and not nearly as exhausting.
That’s good. Rest is good. A break in the doing is good…even necessary…healthy. We need reviving and change of routine no matter what we are tackling.
At the same time…to only learn would be fooling myself. To never do is fatal.
As Christians, we must stay alert to these very principles in our walk with Jesus Christ…the One who knows the perfect balance of learning and doing…work and rest!
James 1:22-25 (HCSB) 22 But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 Because if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his own face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom and perseveres in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but one who does ⌊good⌋ works—this person will be blessed in what he does.