Am I regularly being fed by God’s Word?
Am I eating reasonably nutritious meals?
Am I getting enough sleep?
Am I exercising enough?
Is my life balanced – God, family, friends, work, and relaxation?
Am I doing things that God has NOT called me to do?
Am I not doing things that God HAS called me to do?
Am I taking my concerns, fears, stresses to God?
Am I hearing God’s direction?
Although this is not an extensive check list, it certainly covers most of the reasons we burn out. If we don’t feed our minds and bodies properly we will begin to wear down quickly. Sleep and exercise are important factors as well as balancing our spiritual, social, family, work, and play schedules. Everything either adds or takes away so it’s important to maintain a healthy balance.
There are numerous good works we can all do but the key is: is God calling me to do this? If He isn’t, it’s dead works that can drain us in surprising ways. If we are avoiding something God wants us to do, we will busy ourselves with other things to justify our avoidance.
Life holds many stresses in all different shapes, sizes, colors, and forms. Some are easy to recognize but others slip in under the radar. Talking to God helps get our feelings out so we can deal with them. Listening to God helps us see situations from His prospective. A clearer vision leads to wiser choices. He will lead us if we are willing to follow. Are you ready for a change? God can transform you, refresh you, and make you brand new!