Tired of being sick? Sick of being tired? Sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you feeling like you are getting to the end of your rope? Are you ready to press on and get thru? Do you realize how over time there have been many people who have gotten to this point? Are you ready for a reformation? Are you ready to be or stand firm because things have gotten out of control? Ever felt like things never change, like groundhog day over and over and over again? Why not turn from the ways of the world and turn back to God?
When you hear that someone has become sick and tired or you are feeling sick and tired, what comes to mind? Is it that you are getting wearied by something? Is it that you are getting bored with something? Is it that you are becoming exasperated by something? Is it that you are becoming fatigued by something? Is it that you are getting fed up with something? Ever found that when it goes on for too long that you get sick? Ever seen someone get to that point and end up dying?
So what are you going to do? How are you going to respond? Over the years I have posted different articles on the subject (linked in the first paragraph – if you wanted to check them out), but the one key to getting through it and over it has been turning to God in my case. Casting my cares upon Him because He cares for me. Even in the midst of the year that was 2020, God got me through it and in hindsight some of the challenges and struggles were probably necessary to prepare me to step up and step out into a new role and a new team. It wasn’t easy but God’s Word with verses like James 1:2-4, John 16:33, and Romans 5:3-5. I also take hold of the story of Job and how God used it to help me through a challenging time and how He revealed to me at the end of one season and the beginning of another back in 2013 how He was going to bless the second half of my life similar to Job 42:12. How about you? How did you respond last time this happened? How will you respond this time? How will you respond next time?
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? How you respond to it is up to you! I recommend turning to God!
When you are so tired
MEMORY VERSE OF THE DAY:
‘Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. ‘— Matthew 11:28
POINTS FROM THE DEVOTIONAL:
- So “How are you doing?”, if you say “Tired” then you you aren’t alone based on a poll that was taken.
- Did you buy into the idea that technology was going to give you more time?
- Did you buy into the idea that the efficiencies you were going to gain from tech was going to give you more time for leisure and family?
- Did the efficiencies and productivity enable and empower you to to have more time with family and leisure or has it left you wanting more?
- Did the efficiencies and productivity actually just make it so that you now try to cram more things into your day and draining you more?
- Are you able to have family dinners? Are you able to have one with everyone at least once a week?
- Ever considered that running on the treadmill of life like that is what is causing you be tired and fatigued?
- Ever considered what the answer to this problem is?
- Do you think it has to do with time management or priorities?
- Do you think it has to do with getting the latest tech or your personal decisions?
- It has to with getting your priorities set and right! Once you do that and then start to live by them then it helps make everything else fall into place.
- We need to put first things first!
- We need to be living out and planning out our lives in alignment with our priorities!
- So let’s put God first and take Jesus’ invitation to come to Him!
- Let’s put God first and trust Him!
- Let’s put God first and allow Him to give us rest!
- Let’s put God first and enjoy His love!
- Let’s put God first and let Him lead us so that we can know the difference between the important and the seemingly urgent items.
- You know that 4 quadrant picture that has importance vs urgency? God can help you know which box things really belong in!
- Is it urgent and important and requires you to act now?
- Is it urgent and not important and so can wait?
- Is it not urgent but important and so it is something we need to make sure we get to?
- Is it not urgent and not important and so we should just say “No”?
- So will you trust God?
- Will you allow Him to give you wisdom for every situation?
- Will you let Him help you make a difference in how you live your life?
DISCUSSION TOPICS FROM TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL:
What (if any) are some evidences in your life of chronic tiredness?
- Never/Rarely have energy
- Problems focusing
What would it look like for you to respond to Jesus’ invitation?
- Make time and take time with Him and cast your cares upon Him!
- Make time and take time to allow Him to give you wisdom about which quadrant the thing that is coming your way belongs in order to prioritize your time right?
- Take a moment before saying yes or no to something and asking Him for wisdom.
QUOTE(S) FROM TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL:
Today’s reading from Tanakh:
So are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you ready to accept Jesus’ invitation to go to Him?
Where are you at today? Are you looking for guidance? Are you wondering where to turn? Are you at the end of your rope and needing help? Are you ready for some help? Are you ready to turn to God and ask? seek? knock? Let’s pray together:
Did you pray with me? Would you be willing to leave me a comment so that I can pray with and for you about such an incredible decision? Or if you don’t feel comfortable leaving a comment on my blog, why not email or text me instead?