Daring to Live 24/6: The Art of Taking a Sabbath
By Esther Goetz
God's Brave Women - Esther's Story
Driven. Workaholic. Adrenaline junkie. Type A. 24/7. Savior of the world (or at least my world).
All of these and more. That was me.
Until I wasn’t. Until I was stopped.
Stopped. Key word. Stopped. Everything stopped. This mom of four, wife of one, ministry leader, job holder, keeper of an ordered house, ducks-in-a-row, mover and shaker stopped.
Little did I know then, but a terrible and precious gift had been given to me that changed my world: the word STOP.
After this emergency “stop” in my life (which came as a complete nervous breakdown… the summer where my four kids ate goldfish for breakfast and watched endless amounts of TV instead of the completing the summer transition homework I usually planned for them… it might have been their best summer ever), I began to question the value of this word.
Was there room for me to rest, take a break, actually stop? Would the world I carefully crafted fall apart without me?