Have you ever said something like this? “I don’t know how much longer I can go on like this?” If you have, then we want to share with you 8 simple rhythms to replenish your life.
Years ago, whenever I (David) felt tired, my mind would push my body further by saying “you know you can do more.” Somewhere along the way I bought into the idea that exhaustion is normal, to be expected, even admired in high achievers. It was a weird sort of badge of honor for me.
I wanted to lead and serve others well, beginning with my family and extending to thousands I pastored in our church at that time. And I had this dream to accomplish great things for God. I thought it was a noble thing to regularly feel weary for God’s cause.
Over time, between the me I wanted to be and
who I sensed others wanted me to be, it just became too much.
I couldn’t sustain the grinding pace over multiple decades and it caved in my life on multiple fronts. I lost my home, income, friends, church, reputation, and almost my life and marriage. Because I couldn’t wake up to the drain of my pace, my life did it for me.
Trust me. You don’t want that kind of wake up call.
As a young leader, husband and father I felt guilty whenever I rested or relaxed. The greatest compliment I could receive was from someone who saw how hard I was working. I never wanted people to think I was lazy.
Over the last 5-7 years, Caron and I have found a different gear. We’ve found a healthy rhythm between rest and work. We’ve even found ourselves bragging more about our rest than our accomplishments. We want to pass on some of the simple rhythms that have made a transformative difference in us, and believe they can for you.
We’ve created a simple Ebook on this subject, in order to pass on some these simple rhythms that have made a transformative difference in us, and believe they can for you.
To obtain a FREE copy of our newest Ebook “8 Simple Rhythms To Replenish Your Life: Overcome weariness with these soul renewing tools” CLICK HERE.