I recently heard a friend say, “burnout is just an empty pot on the burner” and thought how true! Burnout is not a new concept. Even Elijah prayed, “I have had enough, LORD. Take my life” (1 Kings 19:4). Avoiding burnout as a Christian is possible and it begins with spending time with God: in His Word, in worship, and in prayer. Attending to your spiritual health and growth is key to avoiding burnout. Here are a few things Christians can do in order to avoid burnout.
Keep the Sabbath
God knew what He was doing when he commanded us to keep the Sabbath. The purpose of the Sabbath is to rest, reflect, and replenish. Be sure to set aside time weekly for rest, worship, and things that you enjoy. Your to-do list can wait.
Fuel the body and soul
It is important to fuel your body and spirit properly. Eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of rest and exercise are important for your physical health. Spending time in reading, worship, and prayer are important to the health of your spirit. Establish a time each day for worship, prayer, and Bible Study.
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Building margin into your life is key to avoiding burnout. Ask God to help you evaluate and set your priorities. Then learn the art of saying no. Saying yes to all the good things will keep you from giving your best to the ones that line up with your priorities.. Eliminate the unnecessary things that suck your time and energy from your schedule.
Avoiding burnout out is not complex when you commit to spend time with God on a regular basis and set boundaries that protect your time and priorities.