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Friday, May 8, 2015

The Root of Exhaustion

I have shared with you a few times that I work in concert with another ministry, YourOneDegree.  The idea is that since God is the most intelligent being in the universe, Isaiah 55:8 – 9; that He intimately was involved in your creation, Psalm 139:1 – 16; and that He was intentional in this intelligent, intimate, creation specifically forming you for a purpose, Ephesians 2:10.  It might be a good idea to figure out what He was thinking when He intimately, intentionally created us.
The Root of Exhaustion
The corollary is that if we are not aligned with His intention, it takes much more effort to live, we essentially have the life sucked out of us.  The good news is that He wants us aligned and He will guide us, problem is we are not all that good at listening.

Twice today I met with men who were out of alignment.  One of the meetings was planned.  The other was a “chance” encounter.  In the first case the man had begun to understand how God had designed him.  He could see that he could begin to align what he did with his life with that design.  His countenance lit up as he was thinking about how to move forward.

The second was a man who is really good at what he does.  But it is killing him.  When we ran into each other he looked like he was about to fall asleep on his feet.  He was trying to spend some time with his son.  But he was spent, exhausted.

One of the effects of the cancer I have is fatigue.  My body is not functioning in alignment with its design.  I came home this evening out of gas.  It occurs to me that not being in alignment with the God’s intelligent, intimate, intentional design for what He wants me do, has the same effect as cancer.  It drains the life out of you.

It is not a good way to live.  It is an ineffective way to serve the King in His kingdom.

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