QUOTE OF THE DAY: “WORK WILL ALWAYS OUTLIVE THE WORKER”
Memory Verse: “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls”. Matthew 11:29.
It is good to work hard because it is a way out of poverty and hard life but to keep working without a break leads to burnout. Signs of burnout include anger, irritable behaviour, compulsive habits, rash decisions, disillusionments, low morale and depression. A reckless hardworker is like a driver who is so concerned about where he is going and how fast he can get there that he does not notice that the engine is knocking, tyres are losing air and the petrol tank is almost empty.
When accumulated stress is not diffused the right way, it takes its toll on one’s health. Is it not strange that people who are capable of managing big companies and developing complex budgets, do not have the sense to know when they need a break or how to use their resources without depleting them? If you are wise, you won’t just put appointments on your calendar, neither will you keep on pilling up engagements, you will schedule rest time or break time too. Well-timed rest restores your energy and maintains your abilities, so that you can function at full capacity.
[pullquote]A reckless hardworker is like a driver who is so concerned about where he is going and how fast he can get there that he does not notice that the engine is knocking, tyres are losing air and the petrol tank is almost empty.[/pullquote]Conversely, being pulled in too many directions can drain away, can hamper your productivity and cause you to give less than your best! Are you not aware of your souls need for rest or the tell tale signs of burn out? Jesus Christ in Matthew 11:29, appeals to us to learn from Him, his own strategy of diffusing pressure of work in and around Him. Neither prayer nor drug can substitute for adequate rest. Prioritize your assignment. Let nothing, not even phone calls interrupt your rest moment. You will live long. From today, your level of productivity will rise. Stay healthy!
DIVINE INSTRUCTION FOR THE DAY
ARE THERE SOME ISSUES AROUND YOU GIVING YOU STRESS OR ANXIETY? LIST THEM ON A SHEET OF PAPER.
THEN PRAY AGAINST THEM AND DESTROY THE PAPER.
- Dear heavenly Father, thank you for giving me strength to work.
- Heavenly Father, grant me wisdom to maintain balance between work time and rest time.
- Let all forms of pressure in an around me subside now in Jesus name.
- Today, blood of Jesus, heal every stress-induced ailment in my body. Make this day profitable for me.
FURTHER STUDY: Matthew 11:25-30.
Read the Bible through in one year: Romans Chapters 5 – 8.
Remember to further prophesy on yourself!