One of the major reasons for burnout is stress. We put too much pressure on ourselves. We believe that we have to get everything done today, and that it has to be done our way. When we put that kind of pressure on ourselves and we can't get things done then we stress out. Too much stress and then we burn out. When we burn out we are of no use to ourselves or anyone else. The best way to relieve stress is to delegate it, without sounding condescending, to God. You feel comfortable in delegating something to someone else when you have confidence that they will accomplish the task. If we say that we have faith in God and trust him we have confidence in him. We all can quote the scripture that nothing is impossible for God. What if that's the case then let him do it. We've seen the bumper sticker to let God Drive. well let him drive and let him relieve the stress. and when we turn the wheel over to him we should not be back seat drivers either. Just let him take us to the places that he wants us to go.
Proverbs 3:5-6 CEV With all your heart you must trust the Lord and not your own judgment. Always let him lead you, and he will clear the road for you to follow.
Admit it you can’t do everything.
Ecclesiastes 10:15 CEV Fools wear themselves out— they don't know enough to find their way home.
When you overwork, you’re playing God. You’re saying that it all depends on you, that the world will crash if you don't spin it. That’s just not true! You’re not the creator or general manager of the universe. If you resign the universe will not fall apart. God has it under control.
One of the reasons we do this to ourselves is that we want to please everyone. Guess what: this lesson today: You can’t please everyone. Even God can’t please everyone! One person wants it to rain. Someone else wants it to be sunny. Only a fool would try to do what even God can’t do.
When we live for the expectations of others. In order to do this we tell ourselves; “I should work more hours,” “I should go to this workshop,” or “I should volunteer for this assignment.” Overworking is your choice. No one is holding a gun to your head. You choose to take on the extra work or to not take it on. And you choose the consequences that come with that choice.
In trying to do it all, you’re robbing God of his glory. We are fragile jars of clay. We are human beings, not God.
2 Corinthians 4:7 CEV We are like clay jars in which this treasure is stored. The real power comes from God and not from us.
Jars of clay break easily. If you drop them, they shatter. Clay pots have to be handled appropriately and with care. If not, they’ll be destroyed.
The good news is that through our feebleness, the power and glory of God shines through. Our humanity isn’t something to hide. Instead let’s celebrate the power of God working through our limitations.