Have you ever awakened not feeling rejuvenated and energized, but rather feeling weak and exhausted?
There is this dragging pull of past problems following each step into the new day. You are dragging things that are holding you down from experiencing daily fresh starts to breathe in the new air and breathe out old toxins.
The weight soon becomes too much to carry alone and you are left on your knees, burnt out.
We become exhausted, weary, washed-out and burnt out when start to seek personal energy.
I am realizing now that I have felt burnt out since December.
The core reason for it… not releasing past hurts but rather burying them and trying to full force continue through my life. I tried to rush God’s natural healing process by putting more things on my plate to distract me from the things I lost.
Wow, let me tell you, exhausting.
The only cure to burnout is finding rest in Christ – leaning on a His abundant strength, energy, and promise for fresh starts every morning.
God only gives us life in days.
He doesn’t expect us to live in weeks, months, or years.
He provides present moments daily to glorify Him. “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice.”
Don’t you want that? I know I do.
There is this sense of peace when waking up knowing that we’re not doing it alone. Life starts to become exciting because there is this joy in our heart that never fades.
We begin to listen to the world with our eyes because God is breathing in everything around us daily.
I challenge you to take 10 minutes when you begin to feel exhausted and step away to renew your energy through diversion.
Diversion is doing an activity that you totally enjoy – different from what you are currently doing.
We see Jesus doing this after working miracles, healing people, speaking His life into others.
He would step away to lonely places and pray, surround himself with His disciples, or go get some food with the apostles.
If Jesus knew it was okay to take a break from the daily responsibilities, then it’s okay for us, too.
Enjoy what is near daily, soak in the blessings, and release the hurts.
Don’t let the piles from the past burn you out and ruin your life.
Breathe in the new air and breathe out the old toxins.
Annabelle Camp (*AB*) is a student at Toccoa Fall College. Her unique and nostalgic personality is reflected in her work. Currently, Annabelle attempts to discover what it means to live a life that is captivating and inspiring as she continues her journey in college. “Breathe, Be, Believe”