Exhausted

Got home last night to discover that my AC had died.  It's 8 pm, and it's 90 degrees.  Not good. 

Loaded up what I needed and spent the night at a local hotel.  

This morning, call the AC guy.  He comes out and says, "This isn't good."  Found the problem, don't have the part, will get it up and running, for now, see you next week.  After a couple of hours outside and up in the attic, we were cooked.  Well, at least it's up and running for now.  

Get a text message that isn't good news.  That really bothered me.  

Had a great conversation that left me exhausted.  You know what I am talking about.  

I was done.  

I took a nap. 

I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustains me. Psalm 3:5

People take naps all the time.  Some people take power naps.  Some people drink a cup of coffee and take a nap.  When they wake up the caffeine gives them a jolt.  Some CEO's take schedule naps on days when their schedule goes long.  

But more importantly, you need to protect your mind from exhaustion.  Making decisions, especially major ones, when physically and mentally wiped out can lead to some serious mistakes.  Listen to yourself.  If you are suffering from, "stinkin thinkin," get some rest.  Take a break.  Go for a walk.  

If you are going to make a significant financial decision - sleep on it.  
Going to make a major decision that changes you and your families future?  Go on vacation. 

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, let the Holy Spirit direction my actions and allow me to make wise decisions with the rest you have given me.  AMEN  

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