The English word for strong is basically being sturdy, convincing, fierce, pungent and dedicated just to name a few adjectives.
But when it comes to the human body, to be strong you need to rest. To lighten the load to ease your muscles from a work out or the tension of the day so that they can be renewed for the next task ahead. Our brain alone needs rest to renew itself.
If you can imagine, see a picture of someone who has trained their body for the goal of winning a marathon. The day before the race they ran a pre-marathon to get their body ready. They get up the next morning, get their running clothes and shoes on and set out for the goal ahead. Now, you probably already know that this person is kind of obsessed about running to the point they left out a key point. They didn’t add time in before to refresh their body with sleep, rest and relax the body for the big day they work so hard for. During the marathon, they did not meet their best running time and their body wasn’t able to keep up with the demand to accomplish what they had started.
Somehow, we often believe we are like that marathon runner. We think if we sleep, rest and relax for a second, we are going to miss our opportunity to win the race. We are not going to miss what we desire if we take the time to rest and find the truth and be set on being wise to running this race in life.
Think of what you can do with what you have and being able to look back as you have been stronger in the areas of your life that seemed impossible and see how it grows in strength and believe that even when you take a detour that you return to the path that gives you renewal during your experiences in life.
The Lord gave them rest on every side according to all He had sworn to their fathers. Joshua 21:44
Hope to hear from you soon, Lisa