The Remedy for Burn-Out

Where are you right now? I mean, where are you on the inside. Look at the following four options and see which one most identifies your present spiritual condition.

  1. You are full. Full of joy, excited by life’s opportunities.
  2. You are on auto-pilot, just doing what you need to get by.
  3. You are empty, striving to fill some empty spot thinking more money, a better job, a new relationship or location will fill you, but you are lonely, depressed, angry or medicated.
  4. You have the F-its. You are giving up. What’s the use.

I’ve experienced each of those over the years. I’ve also discovered the remedy for numbers 2, 3 and 4 and how to move them to number 1.

Reflect on what it means to be created in the image of God. He has given you gifts and a purpose in life. Genesis 1:27

Take some time to be still and know that He is God and you are not. Psalm 46:10

Run to Jesus and His Word to change the way you think. Surrender. Romans 12:1-2

Create some margin in your life both in the morning and the evening to focus on your relationship with God. Psalm 92:2

If you are really struggling create margin, morning, noon and night to connect. Psalm 55:17

Don’t run to religion, getting busier won’t solve your dilemma. Read this passage from Matthew 11:28 in the Message.

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me (Jesus) Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me. Watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

blessings,

Scott

 

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About Scott Ranck

Enjoying life with my wife Gayle and our Yorkie, Zoe boy. I've come to believe life begins when through brokenness I can embrace it fully and openly. I've learned the human drama is an adventure and all of us are made of the same stuff. The Lord is the only being who knows me fully and he has an individual educational plan of life long learning for me and I'm enrolled. This blog is all about what I'm learning.
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