Do you remember those days when you could keep going for days like an energiser bunny? Those ones where all you needed was a cup of coffee and you are fired up after almost no sleep? I do!
I don’t miss them.
Ha! Some of you expected me to say I miss them, didn’t you? As life’s seasons change so does how you function and you need a different set of skills to make it through.
I remember going for overnight prayers, hangouts or study sessions and still functioning well the next day. I remember turnabout trips up county, twelve hours each way and twelve hours on location, getting back and going to class. I remember going to class after eight hours on the road and still understanding classes, passing exams and keep a high grade point average.
I remember working all day, dashing home, travelling six hours to see friends, hanging out for the weekend with late nights, long stories and a dash back to the city on Sunday then work on Monday. I remember long days on the road then to a site, setting up till the midnight, get home at one and back on site at seven the next morning.
I remember it all and I’m glad I did it but I also remember other things.
I remember near misses for road accidents because I was totally wiped, driving with windows down, AC on full and music on high just to have enough noise around me to stay awake for the forty minute drive home and still falling asleep for a couple seconds. I remember getting into bed after nine days on the road and sleeping for sixteen hours much to my lil king’s frustrating.
I remember forgotten conversations, missed pitch opportunities, misplaced anger and frustration, poorly done documents, long work times, slow decision making, ineffective meetings, arguments and blow ups all because I was exhausted.
No more! Never again!
I’m reminded of
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV
I’m not saying don’t put in your time, you are answerable to God for that. I’m saying,
Be careful how you live that it may bring glory to God.
How? We will hear His heart and mind, connect to it and become all He has established is to be.