How to Deal With Burnout
Read | Psalm 62:1-2
As the world continues to stress over the importance of achieving more, doing more, and being more, we may find ourselves trapped in a never-ending cycle of activity. Our days regularly fly by in a giant blur of meals, appointments, and mundane tasks.
On their own, these responsibilities often seem small. However, when they are all strung together day after day, they can create stress and lead to serious burnout. Then we must take two steps of action.
First, it is imperative that we find the time to be still before the Lord and to rest in Him. In Mark 6:31, Jesus told His disciples, “Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while.” Resting in God renews our souls and quiets our racing minds, enabling us to partake of His strength.
Second, we should frequently ask ourselves, Are the activities in my life all necessary and chosen by the Lord? In His Word, God gives us this instruction: “Cease striving and know that I am God” (Ps. 46:10). Essentially, our Father wants us to slow down and realize that our lives are in His hands. With this assurance, we can replace striving with resting and trusting. No matter what we do in life, it should be done to the glory of God.
Make time today for a quiet moment to sit before the Lord. Allow Him to provide the strength and rest you need. While doing this, ask Him to reveal to you any areas of your life in which you are “striving” needlessly. He longs to provide peace and rest for His children.
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