Discipleship can easily become overwhelming. Where do I start? What do I do? Who do I disciple? These, and many more, are valid questions. However, I think Jesus got it right when he decided he would sow into the few to reach the many. Not only that I think Jesus got the balance right of rest and work.
God modelled it in in Genesis at the Creation of the world, work and rest. On the seventh day He rested. Now, did God need to rest? Was he tired? No, he was showing us that we also need rhythm in our lives, rhythm of rest and work.
I am reminded of John 15:1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”
There are times in our life of resting and pruning and times of work and fruitfulness. The constant struggle for all of us is to balance these two.
Which leads me to the question; are you resting from work or working from rest? Jesus always worked from rest and he is the ultimate example.