I'm Tired

Saturday - Orlando and dropped off Anneka at the PK Retreat.
Sunday - Jumpstart Life Group, Sunday Services and Youth Group.
Monday - Back to Orlando to pick up Anneka.  (FYI - Never drive the Turnpike on holiday.)  Back to Stuart for a dance rehearsal.  Finally get to eat for the first time today at 4 pm.  Back to the studio for dance lessons at 6 pm.

I'm tired.

I do not doubt that you can also tell me your story about how you earned your exhaustion.  But I am reminded of Gal. 6:9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Being tired, or exhausted, is a part of life.  We all know that.  Galatians doesn't imply that it is a sin to be exhausted.  It teaches us not to become so weary of what we are doing that we give up.  Recharging your batteries is necessary and healthy for your body, mind, and soul.

#1 - Get some sleep.  You will always be more productive with 7 - 8 hours sleep.
#2 - Pace yourself.  Discover what your natural strengths are and work within them.  If you are a morning person, do your best work then.  If you work 50 minutes and need a 10-minute break - do it.
#3 - Refresh your mind and spirit.  Watching TV or playing an online game is refreshing one's self.  Set aside time to stop the hectic pace of the day.  For example, I am sitting at my desk right now drinking a cup of coffee.  But Russ, you are writing.  Writing invigorates me - I feel rejuvenated after writing.

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, I'm tired, but I know that you will teach me how to refresh myself so that I will not become weary in doing the right things.  AMEN

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