“The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the soul of the diligent is made fat” (Proverbs 13:4).
God has wired us to work, labor, build, contribute. That’s why taking a few “recovery” days from your exercise program, or vacation days from work, can actually be counterproductive; making you feel soft physically, less attentive mentally, and dull spiritually. Days filled with empty calories and empty calendars may sound attractive, but it leads only to destructive activities and behaviors that, ultimately, destroy the soul. Only in contributing do we find satisfaction.