Cartoon characters are purely for the entertainment of others. Good for a few laughs and little more. No one values or wants their opinions unless it adds to a joke. No one takes them seriously beyond how amusing their newest show was. All of us have days when we feel that way: marginalized and wrung out. Just like Minnie Mouse.
The reasons for these emotions span the gambit from general exhaustion to specific battle fatigue to desertion (and sometimes we don't even realize we have abandoned God's game plan). In any event, we are often spiritually fatigued.
Every drill instructor knows when his troops are tired, they are more prone to injury and harder to train. Spiritually when we are exhausted we are more prone to believe lies, compromise on the truth, and stray from healthy spiritual habits.
It is tempting to try to work ourselves out of being fatigued, just push through, bite the bullet etc.. But what needs to be done:
Trim the fat – it is so tempting to say “yes” to everything. But leading, teaching, volunteering, running, being, and helping everything is exhausting. What does God really desire for you?
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.