As a writer, it was hard for me to lay aside my author duties, because I felt like I was slacking off, being lazy, and losing ground. But my mind was just too tired and full of other things, so it was the right time for me to take a break.
And you know what I learned?
Life is full of many different seasons. And that's okay. In fact, God designs it that way. He was the one who created the four seasons of the yemar. Sometimes it is the season for the tree to bloom, sometimes to shed, sometimes to lie dormant. We too will go through seasons when we need to rest. Seasons when it is time to work and focus. There's no reason to feel guilty about that.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV) To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
This is a familiar verse, but I think the New Year is a good time to stop and ponder it, to prayerfully ask, "What season do you have me in, Lord? What role would you have me to take this year?" Perhaps there is something you need to give up, or rest from. Perhaps there is something you need to work harder at. Whatever it is, if you ask with a sincere heart, the Lord will guide you.
As I enter this New Year, please guide me. I want to bring honor to You and embrace the season you have for me. Please show me Your will for me this year, and help me to accomplish it. In Jesus Christ's name, amen.