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Margin: Making Room for What Matters Most! Part 2: From Exhausted to Energized!
Archived – November 15, 2020

Margin: Making Room for What Matters Most! Part 2: From Exhausted to Energized!

November 15, 2020

 

1 Kings 19:1-5 (MSG)

Ahab reported to Jezebel everything that Elijah had done, including the massacre of the prophets.2 Jezebel immediately sent a messenger to Elijah with her threat: “The gods will get you for this and I’ll get even with you! By this time tomorrow you’ll be as dead as any one of those prophets.”

3 When Elijah saw how things were, he ran for dear life to Beersheba, far in the south of Judah. He left his young servant there 4 and then went on into the desert another day’s journey. He came to a lone broom bush and collapsed in its shade, wanting in the worst way to be done with it all—to just die: “Enough of this, GOD! Take my life—I’m ready to join my ancestors in the grave!”

5 Exhausted, he fell asleep under the lone broom bush.

 

[1] Symptoms Of Exhaustion Include:

Symptom #1: from our challenges!

 

Symptom #2 — ourselves from others!

 

Symptom #3 — Playing the game!

(2 Corinthians 10:12-13; Hebrews 12:1-2)

 

Symptom #4 – Giving up on !

 

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 

 

Suicide Warning Signs 

Knowing and recognizing the warning signs is key to preventing suicide. Seek Help is you or someone you know is experiencing any of these signs: 

  • Talking about wanting to die
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself
  • Talking about having no reason to live
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Acting Anxious or agitated 
  • Talking about being in unbearable pain
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Showing rage or seeking revenge
  • Displaying Extreme mood swings
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Exhibiting daring or risk-taking behaviors
  • Showing lack of interest in future plan

 

[2] God’s Re-Energizing Solutions We Need To Recover, Include:

Solution #1 — and !

 

1 Kings 19:5-7

 

Psalm 127:2 (TLB)
It is senseless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, fearing you will starve to death; for God wants his loved ones to get their proper rest.

 

Solution #2 – and !

 

1 Kings 19:7 (MSG)

The angel of GOD came back, shook him awake again, and said, “Get up and eat some more—you’ve got a long journey ahead of you.”

 

1 Kings 19:9 (MSG) — “So Elijah, what are you doing here?”

 

Solution #3 – Re-connecting with and !

(James 4:8; Psalm 34:18; 1 Kings 19:21)

 

Solution #4 – A life-engaging and

(1 Kings 19:15-16)

 

 

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