30 The apostles returned to Jesus and told him everything they had done and taught. 31 Many people were coming and going, so there was no time to eat. He said to the apostles, “Come by yourselves to a secluded place and rest for a while.” 32 They departed in a boat by themselves for a deserted place. 33 Many people saw them leaving and recognized them, so they ran ahead from all the cities and arrived before them. 34 When Jesus arrived and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. Then he began to teach them many things. 53 When Jesus and his disciples had crossed the lake, they landed at Gennesaret, anchored the boat, 54 and came ashore. People immediately recognized Jesus 55 and ran around that whole region bringing sick people on their mats to wherever they heard he was. 56 Wherever he went—villages, cities, or farming communities—they would place the sick in the marketplaces and beg him to allow them to touch even the hem of his clothing. Everyone who touched him was healed. (Mark 6:30-34, 53-56, CEB)
If you are a person that finds it hard to say no to someone, this passage is for you. Jesus tells the apostles “Come by yourselves to a secluded place and rest for a while.”
You see everyone needs rest and time away. It is not good to always say yes, not only do you run yourself down, but you do not leave space for others to become a part of the mission.
We all need to rest. Jesus went away by himself to pray and be alone, and we all need this.
Take time away to rest. It is good for everyone!
Love People. Love God.