Everyone Needs to Unplug, Sometimes

Everyone Needs to Unplug, Sometimes

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes.  Sometimes a common fix for seemly complex problems.  My first month has flown by and been full of so many new, and sometimes, challenging opportunities.  It is important for everyone to acquire rest, retreat, relaxation, but my endless to-do lists, unfinished work, and worry about students and school permeates my mind and makes unplugging seem nearly impossible.  If you are like me, the process of unplugging is a never-ending battle, yet I know my work, my relationships, my personal health, and my joy, goes downhill in so many ways when I am overwhelmed, overcommitted, overworked, and so very tired.  All of us need to be reminded occasionally.  Let us help each other, and remind each other, how important the need to truly unplug can be as our summer draws to a close and our new school year begins.

Both the victories and trials of this world pale in comparison to the glory and grace of Jesus.  He sustains each of us through difficult and trying seasons.  Hebrews 12:1-2 says, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down especially the sin that so easily trips us up.  And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.  We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.  Because of the joy awaiting Him, He endured the cross, disregarding its shame.  Now He is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne”.

Our lives may be tiresome, overwhelming, overcommitted, and overworked, but take heart.  Endure.  Don’t give up.  All the hard work will pay off.  The school and students will grow and learn.  Together, we’ve got this!  So let us go now and unplug so we can each find joy.  Only one week before go time!


Deborah Jones

Ridgecrest Christian Academy