Is Your Drive Burning You Out?
There was an interesting discussion on burn-out on the Geeks and God podcast a while back (that I just got around to listening to). The hosts connected burn-out with the over-achieving personality. People who work long hours always trying to be the best at whatever they do.
Being our best is certainly called for, but it takes a bit of humility to accept we may not ever be THE BEST, no matter how many hours we put in. We have to learn to be content with OUR BEST.
Bible Commentator Matthew Henry once stated, “Discontent is a sin that is its own punishment.” We rob ourselves of joy and fulfillment in every part of life when we try to be more or accomplish more than God has equipped us to. And we end up tired of doing the very thing we’re trying to achieve.
Set goals for this new year, but be reasonable. And if even the reasonable is hard to come by, don’t neglect your family and relationship with God to try to make it happen.