His Banner Over Me Is Love

Burn Out Part 2

Which reminded me of the story of Mary and Martha. Mary sat at Jesus’ feet, while Martha busied herself with much serving. In the end Martha got quite upset with Mary and rebuked her. Only to have Jesus tell her that she is worried about many things, but Mary only with one. And that one thing was a good thing. Being near the Lord. (Luke 10:38 -42) [My Paraphrasing]

We only suffer burnout when we try to do things to please God. Whether we know it or not, we have fallen into thinking that we can please God, and fellow man with the amount that we are doing. But our works don’t please God. The word makes this quite clear, but this doesn’t mean all our efforts are futile.

We just need to come to the realization that God couldn’t love us any more or less than he already does. He’s already pleased with you. He doesn’t need you to do tasks for His approval. He wants you to serve Him out of that love you have for Him. He wants you to surrender your life completely over to Him, and serve him in His strength. That is the only way we can ever truly avoid burnout.

Matthew 11:29

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Psalm 1:1-6 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful;But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. So if you are struggling with burnout. Just relax and take comfort. God loves you, nothing will change that! Stop trying to do more, and start trying to Be More. Be More in love with God, Be More involved in His word, Be More happy to spend time in his presence. And Be more like Him! His yoke is light, His burden easy, and it’s made to fit us all. So stop Martha, and sit with Mary and do what the father gives you to do! The way he shows you to do it! And you will never again experience burnout again!

Be Blessed

Michael – {The Kid}

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