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Overwhelmed, Burnout and Exhausted

  (I Kings 19:9-18) Have you ever?  Called out, “Where are you, God?” Felt like quitting? Felt like running away? Hosted a pity party? We have all been there!  Overwhelmed, burned out, and exhausted. Elijah said, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God of Armies, but the Israelites have abandoned your covenant, torn down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are looking for me to take my life.” I Kings 19:10 What would you do if someone sent their entire army after you – hunting you down? In I …

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Trusting in the Power of Christ

  Early in my ministry, I often exhausted myself trying to manage everything. Though I knew with certainty my assignment came directly from God, I routinely behaved as if He expected me to carry the load alone. As if results came through sheer grit rather than the works of His hands. When one of my team members forgot or failed to complete a task, I felt responsible to step in and catch every ball that happened to get dropped. Though I talked a great deal about faith-filled, surrendered living, I routinely behaved as if our results depended on me. Unfortunately, …