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How do I spend my breaks in a God-honoring way?

It’s that time of year again. Students go on Spring break, co-workers take their quarterly mini vacays, and for the rest of us, we take our lunch breaks. Though the concept of “taking a break” seems so routine, I believe how I take breaks, whether they’re long ones or short ones, is a conviction I need to make. What does it look like to take a break in a God-honoring way? Are there God-dishonoring ways to take a vacation? After some thought and journaling, I believe that Christians should never take breaks in a way that results in doing nothing, even sleeping in order to rest is doing something. There isn’t anything wrong with taking a break by checking your Instagram, walking in the park, or taking a weekend getaway. But I believe (through personal experience, if anything), there’s always a turning point where a believer goes from taking a break by doing Activity A to procrastinating, putting off responsibilities, and wasting time… by doing Activity A. There’s always work to be done, for any …