Tired, exhausted, overwhelmed, and fatigued but unable to race my feet to the bed.
The busyness of our day-to-day lives takes a heavy toll on our well-being and sanity. Unfortunately, we lost touch with stocktaking, ignored our body signals, and overlooked the subtle gripping fatigue eating our inside gradually. We say lots of water and a few good night sleep will fix it. But here we are, months down the line, still struggling to keep our balance, fighting tooth and nail to get our bodies moving even while they feel stuck on the island of overwork and rest deprivation.
We have so wired our system to rush and keep going that it has become part of our everyday life. And it becomes so habitual it looks strange when we opt to slow down. I say it this way, ‘rushing is a recipe for a crash.’ We are too busy yet getting unproductive with our time and season. I’ll take a hit on this one. That might be true for you too.
I feel a lot of us are so burnt out in the routine system that we can’t even stop to acknowledge that our reserve is gone. Empty!
Sometimes I feel the phrase ‘go-getters’ is abused rather than used to profit our wellbeing. You hear people say, ‘I am a go-getter, she’s a go-getter, he’s a go-getter,’ and it becomes this powerful and job-catching description on our resumes that gets employers rushing to have us on their teams. But if we are honest, that phrase is so over-amplified that our well-being is crying out of suffocation from its impact.
You know, I have never been a fan of the ‘go-getter’ family, but unknowingly it was my drive. And it drove me to the point of fatigue and exhaustion all because I didn’t want to let people down until when I landed on the island of deprivation. Then I began to question all that rush and go-getter mentality, but at this time, I had hit rock bottom. It was there I saw so many familiar faces gasping for air, rest, and rejuvenation. We could have avoided all these if we’d projected our health above our careers, schedules, and businesses. They say a healthy mind is a healthy body, and without a healthy body, aspirations, dreams, passion, and career achievements seem out of reach.
I don’t want to race my feet anymore. I want to lead and guide them purposefully in my daily tasks and chores and gradually into God’s destiny for me in good health, backed by a balanced lifestyle of well-being, wholeness, and healthy productivity.
He said I have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly. So live the life Jesus came to give. Don’t rush life! Rushing is a recipe for a crash. And some come with lasting damages and consequences.
Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Are you rushing life’s daily schedule rather than living the abundant life He has for you?
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