Jonelle Maxwell

🛡️Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. (Matthew 11:29)


In the last 4 years, the Lord taught me how to use wisdom in ministry, business, and just plain life in a more greater way and I want to share it with you. Have there been times you’ve felt guilty for taking a little time off to just rest? That was me. There was times people made me feel guilty for resting. I remember being accused of actually being lazy because I chose to take a little time out for myself. Or even maybe, sleep in longer than usual.

But, thank God for deliverance from the thoughts of people. Now, I am free!

When I first started in ministry, I was in my early 20’s. Also, I had also been working in manufacturing at that time for almost 5 years and pursuing college. I was doing it ALL… LITERALLY. And ALWAYS on the go.

Those that was close to me always said, I never allowed any grass to grow under my feet. And guess what? They was right! When people needed me, I was there. It felt good to be needed. Not just in material things but in the knowledge I had obtained over the years in ministry and especially in the business world.

In the last 4 years, I learned how to REST and take time out for myself. I didn’t know how much I was missing out on in my personal life until God started teaching me that there’s power in resting. AND there’s nothing wrong with RESTING. It was hard for me to grasp because I was always doing something to better myself and those that I came in contact with. I always wanted to stay on the cutting edge so when people had a need, I had something to offer.

Now, in my life, I have learned how to focus on those things that matter the most according to wisdom. I don’t feel guilty when turning my phone off when I want to sleep a little bit longer. I don’t feel guilty when doing things for myself. I don’t feel guilty about sitting around all day just watching TV.

Listen, I understand there are times we must be diligent in our endeavors in order to get the full results of what we are aiming for. Which I believe I have gone above and beyond. But, understand, there are times of diligently working and times for rest to enjoy what you have labored for. No one want to go through life working, going, and plowing. But, never experiencing any enjoyment.

🛡️The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.(Proverbs 12:24)

🛡️The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes to poverty. (Proverbs 21:5)

🛡️ A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. (Proverbs 10:4)Learn to take time and rest. Also, learn how to do things God’s way. In this way, you will know what to take on and what not to. Too often I have known many people (primarily leaders) suffer an untimely death due to not taking time to rest. Don’t let that be you!


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