Should I Retreat?

posted by Bethel Men | Feb 6, 2020

Should I Retreat?


That’s an interesting question. The answer may be found in our definition of the word retreat. Here are a couple of definitions:

  • an act or process of withdrawing especially from what is difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable
  • the usually forced withdrawal of troops from an enemy or from an advanced position
  • a place of privacy or safety 
  • a period of group withdrawal for prayer, meditation, study, or instruction

Those definitions can help us answer the question, should I retreat. We each have to decide for ourselves if investing the time and the money is a value to our lives. In order to sort through it here are a few questions to consider:

  • Do I need to withdrawal from something difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable?
  • Is the enemy advancing on my position?
  • Do I need to seek a place of rest, or safety from how the world is closing in on my life?
  • Do I need to get away to clear my mind, to pray and be around other men in a safe environment?

If you answer yes to any of these questions then you may want to consider going to our Pasco Men’s Retreat

We shouldn’t think of retreating as an act of cowardice. At times the best thing to do is retreat. It goes along the lines of “the best offense is a good defense”. Getting away from the noise, the pressure and the weight of our day to day routine is often essential to our well-being. Leaving the noise and busy behind in order to center and focus on our relationship with God in the company of other men, that is what this retreat is all about. 

Maybe your soul needs rest, maybe you need some time away to be still and listen. Maybe you need to have some other men to speak into your life. Jesus invites us into relationship with him in Matthew 11:28-30 where he says, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

The Pasco Men’s Ministry team will be providing an opportunity for men to grow in their relationships with God and with other men. The camp is great, the food will be plentiful and your soul will be refreshed. Join us March 6-8.

Go here to register for the Pasco Men's Retreat.

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