How to Rest When there are Things to do and We are Fatigued!

What do you do when you are tired?  What about when you are fatigued?

Being tired is one thing, but when we feel exhausted and like we really can’t go on, we normally term that as fatigue.

Both terms mean totally different things.

Did you know we have something called slow twitch muscles? Slow twitch muscles are your endurance muscles – the muscles that carry you through a long, slow time.

All through life our endurance is tested, but one day you may not just feel tired, you may just feel like you can’t go on.  Are your slow twitch muscles fatigued?  Is sprinting easy, but going slow over a longer period of time almost impossible?  Do you feel motivated but lack energy?

So how can you tell what part of you is tired?  What can you do to continue in your life when you are fatigued?

Could being creative help you to continue on the journey while you rest?

Could spiritual battles cause your mind to fatigue?  Can you be creative, to let your spirit lead you and give your mind a break?

How can you find rest during trials?  How can you gain strength through difficult times?

If any of these questions stand out to you today, then this weeks podcast episode is just for you!  God taught me an important lesson about endurance and fatigue during training a few weeks ago and I’m excited to share it with you.

I love you and pray you have a blessed weekend, Happy Running!

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Here is a quick reminder of things you can do or think about if you are feeling fatigued:

  1. Start the day out right. 
  2. Take your burdens to the Lord. 
  3. Take care of yourself, so you can take care of others.  It’s not selfish.  It’s caring for your body, God’s temple.
  4. Remember that you can’t pour into others from an empty cup. 
  5. Without a vision, the people perish. You won’t be able to accomplish this vision without rest. It’s by resting that God is able to work.  He won’t do what we can, He works in the impossible.
  6. Be creative!  Do what you can and leave the rest for when you feel rested.
  7. Being tired and feeling fatigued are totally different.  Being tired could just need a nap.  Fatigue requires special care.

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