Home Making and Chronic Illness: Idling or Resting??
You see Proverbs 31:27 talks about the bread of Idleness and what I did not understand was that there is a difference between idleness and rest.
According to the dictionary Rest is defined
the refreshing quiet or repose of sleep:
a good night's rest.
refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion or labor:
to allow an hour for rest.
relief or freedom, especially from anything that wearies, troubles, or disturbs."
While Idleness is defined as:
the quality, state, or condition of being lazy, inactive, or idle:
His lack of interest in the larger world and his consummate idleness were the causes of their dreadful divorce.
It was not until I read these definitions, did I understand that I was not being idle because I sat down to either prevent pain or because of pain. I also learned a definition of a new word as well:
And I realized that I had been adding this philosophy and not even realizing it! So YAY ME! I also conquered my personal demons with when applying this to my life. I learned that I am more productive if I work within my Illness not AROUND it.