Recreational Activities Can Have An Impact!
Over the years, I’ve noticed that many bloggers take the occasional hiatus from writing.
It’s not suggested by the power-bloggers that be and personally, I really wish I wouldn’t have. But alas, here I am two weeks later, getting back to something that I love and something that keeps me focused on what’s important. It’s so meaningful to my life!
Why do I stop?
I guess it’s the same reason people stop running or fishing, painting or reading, hiking or boating. Of course, we love doing these things and they’re vital to our well-being, but once we slip out of the habit, we quickly forget how important they are.
Even during the time of drought, we’ll say to ourselves “I feel so out of sync. I need to spend some time _________.“
But for some reason, we don’t move.
One could easily point to a lack of discipline, but what if it’s more than that? For the Christian, I wonder if we’re not tripping over a far larger and more important issue. What if it’s more of a spiritual battle?
Think about it.
When we’re doing those hobbies and/or recreational activities that we love, where does our mind drift? Obviously, to what’s most important at that given time, whether pleasant or stressful. Soon enough, we find ourselves in a conversation with our Creator.
During these recreational activities, we often lift up praises for what’s pleasant or requests to ease stress in our lives. Our prayer life is often richer.
This considered, if our hobbies and recreation time are closely knit to our prayer life. Keeping us away from them might be a tactic to keep us from God.
So take a hiatus.
The occasional hiatus may be warranted for one reason or another. Yet, embracing an extended hiatus from our recreational activities can leave us feeling a bit lost.
Again, not just the loss of doing something you love, but the loss of specific time to let your mind release, enabling the Holy Spirit to work and commune with your praises and struggles.
Today, take some time to do something you love, and let your mind do the rest.
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What hobby or recreational activity will you embrace today?