Did God really call His children to be on the brink of exhaustion all the time?
Yes, there's going to be seasons and situations that sleep will elude us, but should this be a constant theme throughout our lives?
As I said in a post last month, the safest place to be is in God's will. When we're in God's will I believe He's equipped us with enough energy to handle the demands of our calling.
Often times I think we take on commitments without pausing and seeing if this fits in God's will for our life. If it really belongs in our calling and purpose for whatever season we're in at the time. We piles our calendars full and stack our schedules with lots of noble tasks, but tasks that wear us out physically, mentally and emotionally.
This year I challenge you to pause before you say "yes" to anything: ministry, bible study, extra college class, relationship commitments, and just about anything you're being asked to do or feel a desire to do. Filter it through, "Does this fit in God's will for my life?"
You may find yourself saying "no" to more things, and "yes" to more of the things God has equipped you to do, which may allow more rest in your life!
(How do you know God's will for your life? Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.)