Far too many people in our world are
Vince Lombardi, the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers, once said, “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.”
The late-comedian Flip Wilson summed it up best for many of us when he said, “If I had my entire life to live over again, I doubt if I’d have the strength.”
God doesn’t want us to be one step from a nervous breakdown, always on the edge of exhaustion.
So, what’s the answer?
- Do less.
If this means making less money, cutting back on your social obligations, or even taking a night off from church activities, then do whatever it takes to not be so overcommitted and fatigued. A friend of mine once told me, “If the devil can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy.”
Rest should be a
“In six days, the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.” Exodus 31:17
When we rest, we get a proper perspective on our life. When we rest, we can reflect on what has taken place in our life during the week. Does your life have control of you or do you have control of your life? Rest and reflection will help you answer that important question.
LET’S GO DEEPER:
- What does it mean to “wait for the Lord,” as written in Isaiah 40:31? What does this verse tell us is the result of waiting for the Lord?
Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint. – Isaiah 40:31
- Take an evaluation of your fatigue and over commitment level. If you are
spiritually, emotionally, or physically bankrupt, then it is time to do less and rest. What is the next day you have scheduled to relax?
RELATED BIBLE READING:
- Luke 18:1
- 2 Corinthians 4:1
- 2 Corinthians 4:16
- Psalm 103:5
- Hebrews 12:1-3