He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters. — Psalm 23:22.
Are you living a sustainable life? May be you’ve caught yourself saying things life, “I can’t do this much longer. I just can’t keep this up forever.” The you make comments like these, what you’re really saying is, “I know I have limits and that I’ve reached them, but I’m going to ignore them and see how long I can get by with it.”
Our body gives us warnings when we’re pushing too hard, like an ache here or a pain there. But we think, I’ll be alright, and we ignore the warnings until we’re too sick to ignore them.
I”m not proud of the, but for the first twenty years of my ministry, I felt physically terrible a lot of the time. I ran to doctors and tried all kinds of pills and vitamins. The doctors tried to tell me that I was pushing myself to do all the traveling, speaking engagements, meetings, and so on— simply exhausting myself.
Finally, I realized that we can’t ignore God’s direction to take time to rest and not pay a price for it. So I made some changes and now I feel better than i ever have.
If you are living an unsustainable life, stop putting off making the changes you need to make. Don’t wait until something happens, like a nervous breakdown or a heart problem. Make changes now to live the kind of life God wants you to live.
When you live God’s way, I can guarantee you’ll discover an overwhelming level of peace in your life.
From the book “Promises of your everyday life”