Being a parent is not an easy job. On top of all the normal responsibilities that come along with life in our culture today, parents are responsible for the care and protection of their children.
Amid all this work and responsibility, parents must not neglect taking time to rest and refuel. If parents want to be best equipped to take care of their children, they should also be sure to take some time to care for themselves.
What can Happen if Parents Do Not Rest and Refuel
One of the hardest things for me to do is stop. I get so caught up in what I’m doing that I often fail to refuel my gas tank.
When we run on fumes, as parents, we can be like actual gas tanks. What happens when an actual gas tank only has fumes in it? Well, it’s more volatile and much more likely to explode with just a spark.
As parents, we are the same way. We have to keep our physical, emotional, and spiritual gas tanks full of the proper fuel. That means eating right and taking more time for rest, recreation, and God.
It only takes one spark from our kids to set off our empty tanks, but that same spark would not ignite a full tank. This is why we need a Sabbath day’s rest.
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