It’s a joy to share a little bit about a concept that has deeply impacted my life and way of working. As we embark on our third year of embracing Selah, I want to invite you into the beauty of finding rest in the rhythm of work.
Life can sometimes feel like a never-ending whirlwind of tasks, deadlines, and responsibilities. We find ourselves caught up in the busyness, and before we know it, fatigue starts creeping in, clouding our vision and dampening our effectiveness. It’s in these moments that the word “Selah” takes on a whole new meaning for me.
You may be wondering, what exactly is Selah? It’s a term that appears often in the book of Psalms. Though its exact meaning is uncertain, many believe it serves as a musical interlude—a pause for reflection. And we sure do we need that in our lives!!
Arrow Leadership Australia recognises the importance of rest and reflection in the midst of our demanding roles. That’s why we have made Selah an integral part of our organisational rhythm. It’s like pressing the pause button on our busy lives, taking a collective deep breath, and intentionally operating in low power mode.
Why do we do this? Because we know that rest is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. God Himself set the rhythm of work and rest from the very beginning. In Exodus 20:8-10, He commanded the Israelites to remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy—a day of rest dedicated to Him. It’s a divine reminder that we are not machines, but beings in need of rejuvenation and reconnection with our Creator.
In our journey at Arrow Leadership, we have embraced this biblical rhythm of work and rest with open arms. We have experienced the power of intentional pauses, where we reflect on our mission, vision, and values. It’s during these moments that we seek God’s guidance and wisdom, ensuring that our work aligns with His plans and purposes.
But Selah is not just about taking a break; it’s about finding a rhythm that sustains us in our work. It’s about infusing our tasks with creativity, purpose, and joy. The book of Ecclesiastes beautifully captures this idea in Ecclesiastes 3:1, where it says, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.”
In my role at Arrow Leadership, I will be focusing on curriculum design, instructional design, and material and resource design. And let me tell you, when we approach these sorts of tasks with an unhurried mindset, something truly transformative happens. It’s as if the work itself comes alive—filled with passion, depth, and authenticity.
As I metaphorically turn my work on to ‘low power mode’, I want to encourage you to take a Selah moment of your own. Pause, take a deep breath, and reflect on how you can infuse rest and rhythm into your daily life. Let’s find joy in the work we do, knowing that it is a beautiful expression of our love for God and others.