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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Too Pooped To Participate

I have this friend. Just so you know I'm putting his story in my words . . . this friend of mine. Just so you know.  

Fatigue is my enemy. Or maybe fatigue is what my enemy has brought me to. It's hard to do anything in a state of fatigue. So, as a weapon of subterfuge hauled into and willingly accepted in the enemy camp, fatigue may be the next best thing to mind control. Distract, complicate, confuse, and invalidate a mind . . . get that mind working against itself . . ., immobilize, and you are winning a battle that you are not even having to fight. . . . Clever on the part of my enemy.

Everything looks like a mountain. Everything. I get it done and wonder what the big deal was, and I look behind me to see nothing more than a molehill, if that. I think, man, if you would just do it you could get so much done. And I promise myself that tomorrow I will. I'm tired today. I'll get a good night's sleep and if the LORD gives me tomorrow I'm gonna get stuff done big time!

The thing is, when my mind and my body are in agreement to "do this" I have to do it now. And I have to finish it. If there is something, no matter how large or small the task, that someone else insists on me doing that pulls me away, I'm not likely to come back to "my task". And if I do, the thrill is gone, the mountain has risen, and I'm back climbing again. The plan, the map, the "way", left the room with me, but didn't come back. I knew just how I was going to get this done just a short while ago. Suddenly it's complicated.

If I'm not sitting still I'm climbing. That's OK. We all have mountains to climb. A little more downhill would be nice from time to time. Again, once done, I realize that it actually was pretty much a downhill stretch. Shucks! Missed it!!

So, if I look like I don't want to do something, it's probably more of a case where, for no particular reason, I can't. . . . but, I really can, so I will.  . . . in a minute. It's perplexing and potentially embarrassing. There's that notion that if I would just do something else differently this would all go away.

I know the secret, though, and it's . . . Wait! I'm gonna have to cut this short. I gotta go do something!

Or so that friend of mine says.


Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted;but they who wait for 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. Isa. 40:28-31

For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish. Jer. 31:25

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