We are tired these days, and proud of it. We work hard and pay for it with chronic fatigue. We are living in the fast lane, but are we living well?
There are times when we have to burn the candle at both ends, but I wonder if the perpetually tired are victims of the grind, or of poor priorities? People who are overworked and overtired hurry along a road of diminishing returns. There is nothing I do that is improved by fatigue; on the contrary, much is diminished. If tired was a virtue, we might be the most virtuous generation to ever populate the planet, but it can be argued that our generation is the most irresponsible, selfish, and unfeeling generation to ever work overtime.
The Lord invites those who are weary to rest because we need it! Everything breaks down unless you take care of daily maintenance. Back off, sharpen your saw and reassess your priorities.
Abundant living requires more than eight hours sleep – it requires a quieted heart.