5 minutes word prompt for Five Minute Fridays with Kate Motaung.
Tired to be worn out, exhausted, have no energy or to be tired of something in particular.
I think we can all relate to the word tired. Many are tired after work, after a day of shopping, after a day of fun… so many things physically tire us but that can be a good feeling, especially if it was fun or an accomplishment of something. However, there is another kind of tired where we become drained and just want life to stop.
Recently that is how I felt. I was tired of the stress and anxiety of life. Physically I felt exhausted all the time. Just like there was no life in me anymore. Then I got tired of being tired, especially since I could not understand why I felt tired all the time.
For myself much of the tiredness comes from an overactive thought life, I had to think about what I was thinking about and notice the words coming out of my mouth to start to change, to change my attitude and change my thinking about life.
Life is difficult, God never said it would be easy and the sooner it is accepted that this is so, the sooner I can make a change in my thinking so that I can overcome the tiredness.
Jesus said he has overcome the world, he calls me to come rest in Him. When I come to him he helps me to overcome my worldly worries of thinking, over thinking, what my circumstances are. Lately, he reminds me over and over, seek ye first the kingdom of heaven and all these things will be added unto you. He will provide and take care of me. All the worry and over thinking doesn’t add anything to my life except tiredness. To be relieved of being tired it, for me, is about trusting in Him, not overextending myself because of the worlds’ demands but a resting in Him, knowing he will take care of me, because He cares for me.
So, I am on a new path to freedom from this heavy tiredness I have been carrying, I am changing my thinking about life and finding there is joy found in gratefulness, in His presence strength and encouragement can be found to walk through one more day not knowing, yet knowing. Focus on Him is the way for me to get out of the depths of tiredness because He is my strength.
In Proverbs 23:7 it says, “As a man thinks in his heart so is he”. If we think and speak “I am tired” all the time then we create that tiredness and heaviness of heart. I didn’t use to believe this because I thought, I am just expressing how I feel, but as I have grown in the Lord and listened to others I now see that maybe it is true, maybe half the battle against the tiredness I feel is a change of attitude, a change of thinking and speaking. Maybe that is where half the battle is to be won.