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Burnout is real. It can cause you to feel worn down, snappy and even depressed. It causes you to loose all desire to serve your family or others. Burnout can suck the joy from everything in your life. We all know that burnout is bad and we are warned that we can develop it if we try to do too much. Sometimes we even develop burnout without even realizing it has happened.
Burnout is caused by our inability to realize that we have limitations. We strive to be the perfect wife, mother, homemaker and teacher not realizing that no matter what we do that is an unrealistic goal. We will never achieve perfection in this lifetime.
We develop burnout when we simply try too hard.
We develop burnout when we try to do too much.
We develop burnout when we refuse to ask for help.
We develop burnout when we refuse to take the time for ourselves.
Burnout happens to us all at one point or another. Our lives have become so fast paced that there is simply no time to slow down. Our bodies weren’t made to go at this pace!!
We were meant to take times of rest.
We were meant to take timeouts.
We were never meant to fit into a cookie cutter mold.
We were meant to solely rely on God for our strength, purpose, and understanding.
Honestly, burnout is avoidable however we refuse to come to terms with what causes it to begin with. Instead, we continuously keep pushing ourselves harder and harder till it is too late.
We will always battle burnout until we realize that
We have been given special gifts and they will not always line up with someone else’s special gifts.
We have to focus solely on those things that are pleasing to God and not the world.
We do not have to do everything ourselves we can feel free to say no sometimes.
Our main ministry is our family.
We must take the time to unplug from the world and simply be.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
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