How often do you take breaks and reflect on how you can better steward the people and resources around you? The following guest post covers this topic and highlights a Biblical passage where Jesus and his disciples took that very opportunity. We desire to be an excellent Atlanta recruiting firm and offer other ways of serving the executives we work with. This post is one element of encouraging our clients to seek out times of solitude and is part of a series we published for the YouVersion Bible App entitled, Bible on Business. Staffing Atlanta companies is our greatest pursuit, but we could not be effective without moments of solitude along the way.

Stepping Aside

Jesus and His followers ministered tirelessly each day to the crowds that followed Him. His mission and love were so strong that He would not turn anyone away. His schedule included teaching, healing, and ministering-while walking from town to town.

His disciples did not understand most of His actions so they were constantly asking questions and openly showed their frustration. One day very soon Jesus would have to leave them and He knew they had to receive His wisdom if they were to carry on His mission. So, at times, He would take them aside for some one-on-one.

We, as Christians, face many of the same problems. We work hard at our vocation, because we must set the example for others to follow. As God’s business leaders we are called to teach, lead, perform, and show compassion each and every day. Then, we have our church activities that requires meetings, services, visitation, teaching, and giving. We just get stretched to our limits and need help.

In these moments, Christ wants to take us aside so we can have a little talk with Jesus. We need to be far removed from the demands, noise, and pressing of those around us. We need a time to clearly hear our Master as He renews our mind, revives our spirit, and refocuses our attention-to His way and will.

Paul understood how the pressures of this world can cause us to lose our focus. In Romans 12:2 he declared: “Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

Stepping aside with God will make us better Christians, family members, and business people. Getting away will produce great dividends in the future!

Danny Callahan is the Pastor of Kettle Creek Church and the author of “Triumphant Warriors in a Turbulent World” and “Vessels of Victory.” Follow along with Danny on Twitter at @pastorcallahan.