How Do We Deal With Burnout As Authors? – Biblical Inspiration for Authors (Jackline Ingasian)

Isaiah 40: 28-31

“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, the creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”

Isaiah 40: 28-31

Burnout

The very expression seems to make us sigh, doesn’t it? In this fast-paced, overworked world, most of us have felt the tiring numbness of burnout. How should a Christian author respond to these feelings?

1. Surrender

You may think this means to throw up your hands and cry, “I give up!” But that is not what we must do. Rather, we should surrender everything we have to the Lord. His hands are large enough to hold anything we need him to handle. Remember what God says:

“I have made the earth, and created man on it. I -My hands-stretched out the heavens, and all their host I have commanded”

Isaiah 45:12

When we try to keep everything in our puny hands, we will eventually start dropping it all.

2. Depend On Him

Have you ever relinquished a concern to the Lord, only to find yourself trying to pull it back out of His hand? I have found myself in this situation most of the time trying to fix things by myself. The truth is, however, that only God has both the power and perspective to bring all matters to their proper conclusion (Romans 11:33-36). When we try to take things back from Him, we only interfere with the solution He wants to bring about.

3. Trust Him

Do not overlook this vital point: God Loves you! Because of His great love, God wants to take care of you- and that means He wants to handle all of your worries( Mathew 6:25-34).

Conclusion

God does not want you to run yourself into exhaustion, even by doing “good deeds”, “church work” or “writing.” Instead, He desires that you rest in Him ( Mathew 11:29, 30). You may have reached the end of your rope, but God never will:

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might, He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:28-31

Are you burning out? If so, return to the Flame and be rekindled today.

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