Reflect on the needs of your soul -->

why you need to sit a spell

why you need to sit a spell

when we choose to live intentionally,

and not simply just intensely,

we learn to rest. to pause.  to sit a while.

the invitation and instruction from our Lord is embraced and received with joy.

a part of our regular routine and ways :: without apology or explanation,

we rest.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  Matthew 11:28

For when we do not, burnout is sure to follow, sure to strangle this intentional life.

What is burnout?  Sarah Ban Breathnach writes in Simple Abundance :

It’s burnout when you go to bed exhausted every night and wake up tired every morning — when no amount of sleep refreshes you, month after weary month.  It’s burnout when everything becomes too much effort: combing your hair, going out to dinner, visiting friends for the weekend, even going on vacation.  It’s burnout when you find yourself cranky all the time, bursting into tears or going into fits of rage at the slightest provocation.
It’s burnout when you dread the next phone call.  Its burnout when you feel trapped and hopeless, unable to dream, experience pleasure, or find contentment.  It’s burnout when neither the big thrills nor the little moments have the power to move you — when nothing satisfies you because you haven’t a clue what’s wrong or how to fix it.
Because everything’s wrong.
Because something’s terribly out of whack:

This is the invitation today ~

to sit a spell, to wait awhile and to ask where we are on the journey…

Are you burning out?


{Living intentionally while honoring God requires that we learn the rhythm of rest. I’ll share a few thoughts tomorrow on burnout recovery.}



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