Hi, friends in exile. Got a minute?
I got into my vintage van this morning and noticed again that the “low fuel” light is on. I keep thinking, next time I get in, I will run by the station. But the light is still on. I have only run out of gas once, and that wasn’t much fun.
Is your soul running on empty? The Mayo Clinic suggests these questions to see if we might be having “job burnout”: “Have you become cynical or critical at work? Do you drag yourself to work and have trouble getting started? Have you become irritable or impatient with co-workers, customers or clients? Do you lack the energy to be consistently productive? Do you find it hard to concentrate? Do you lack satisfaction from your achievements? … Are you using food, drugs, or alcohol to feel better or to simply not feel? Have your sleep habits changed? Are you troubled by unexplained headaches, stomach or bowel problems, or other physical complaints?”
The Shepherd Psalm says, “He restores my soul” (Psalm 23:3, ESV). Maybe we should seek Him before we are stranded alongside the road.