Are You Trying to Carry The Load? Let’s Give Our Load To God

Are You Trying to Carry The Load? Let’s Give Our Load To God

The Good Friends Question of the Day: “LIKE” or Comment, if you think “It’s God’s job to carry the load.”  Post your Prayer request a.k.a. your load here today and let’s give it to God to carry 🙂 or call – 1-800-944-8443

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out? Jesus said, “Come to me. You’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me…watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” ~ Matthew 11:28-20

Over Committed or Burned Out: Whether it is work, school or family, sometimes Burnout gets the better of us.

Five (5) tips to help bring balance back in your life.

1. Re-adjust your priorities. Cast aside things that don’t need your immediate attention.
2. Delegate more. Call in the cavalry to help get things done. Consider saying “NO” more and “Yes” less.
3. Invite sensory and calming experiences like music, touch and rest into your day.
4. Bring color and beauty into your world. Buy flowers, look at art, experience nature.
5. Exercise. Get your body moving and breathe, breathe, breathe.

Stress vs. Burnout
Stress
Burnout
Characterized by overengagement Characterized by disengagement
Emotions are overreactive Emotions are blunted
Produces urgency and hyperactivity Produces helplessness and hopelessness
Loss of energy Loss of motivation, ideals, and hope
Leads to anxiety disorders Leads to detachment and depression
Primary damage is physical Primary damage is emotional
May kill you prematurely May make life seem not worth living
Source:Stress and Burnout in Ministry

113010, Dancing in the Minefield, Power Thoughts, God is All Around

Let the music move your body and soul… as you “Dance in the Minefields” with your loved one and the Lord. The Official Video for “Dancing in the Minefields” by Andrew Peterson off of his album, “Counting Stars.”

Power Thoughts

  1. “Have a heart that never hardens, And a temper that never tires, And a touch that never hurts.” Charles Dickens
  2. “The opportunities to do good deeds are renewed day by day. The thing to long for is the will to do good, not gain glory.”
  3. “Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.”

Isn’t it refreshing to know that God is at work all over the world? Be still and watch as you  look around at life. Suddenly as if out of thin air you notice God working everywhere in everything. It’s exhilarating to notice He is acting on your behalf and in your life everyday. You have the assurance of knowing that our God loves you and people everywhere.

“This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is changing lives everywhere, just as it changes you.” Colossians 1:6 NLT