I am a fierce proponent of kick backs. No, not the financial kind. And when I explain, I think you'll agree.
Do you feel guilty if you allow yourself a few minutes' luxury of daydreaming? You know, when you just kick back and allow your thoughts to wander? There's always something to do, isn't there? Paul MacCready once stated in a speech:
“The only ideas I've ever had have come from daydreaming, but modern life keeps people from daydreaming. Every moment of the day your mind is being occupied, controlled, by someone else--at school, watching television....You need to just kick back in a chair and let your mind daydream.”
Schedule it on your calendar if you have to, but carve out some time when you can put your feet up and stare out the window. Take an hour and go sit quietly under a tree, with no book, no companion and no agenda.
One important idea that might come to you while there is that there is nothing you face which is bigger or more powerful than our God.
So go ahead. Kick back and try to imagine anything--anything--bigger than God. Then strengthen yourself with the image of God wrapped around you.
–Rocky Henriques, www.uticabc.com