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Fatigue

Posted on: October 5, 2009

Reading today:
Genesis 18:13-23
13 Then the LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for the LORD I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son.”

15 Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, “I did not laugh.”
But he said, “Yes, you did laugh.”

Abraham Pleads for Sodom

16 When the men got up to leave, they looked down toward Sodom, and Abraham walked along with them to see them on their way. 17 Then the LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do? 18 Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him. 19 For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.”

20 Then the LORD said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous 21 that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know.”

22 The men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the LORD. [e] 23 Then Abraham approached him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked?

Footnotes:
# Genesis 18:22 Masoretic Text; an ancient Hebrew scribal tradition but the LORD remained standing before Abraham

Gold verse today:
Genesis 18: 17,18
17 Then the LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do? 18 Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him.

You are tired, but the task is still piling up? Many products now available beverages which is believed to provide extra energy. Caffeine in it spur the mind becomes more active and vibrant. However, a strong drug that actually did not drive tired. He just put it off! Your body can not be forced to work outside the limits. Fatigue is a sign that the body had reached the peak load. All you need is rest.

When Jethro visited Moses, he saw his daughter was exhausted. Moses heard throughout the day and settle the whole race alone. One by one. Imagine: one person to serve hundreds of thousands, even millions of people! Moses’ lack of time to rest. By forcing yourself to work when the body was tired, productivity would decline. The people could not properly served. Thus, Jethro suggested that Moses established a work team. By learning to trust others and to divide the tasks, Moses did not need to be alone to work until the out of bounds. Jethro sure, God never gave the task to someone outside its capacity.

People who worked furiously with no known resting often considered to be diligent and dedicated. This is wrong. Refusing to rest it is not wise. Did not appreciate how God designed our bodies. How often do quality work or even be slipped into labile emotions when we are tired. Then, we are so quick to anger! If your workload excessive, reduce or ask someone else to do it. Do not push yourself!

WORK OUTSIDE THE PERFORMANCE LIMITS DEFINITELY IS NOT GOD’S WILL

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