Have you ever suffered from Soul Fatigue?
In John Ortberg's book, Soul Keeping, he describes Soul Fatigue as a fatigue that attacks the body, mind and will, all combining to make us feel separated from God, separated from ourselves, and distanced from what we love most about life and creation. I discovered that I have indeed suffered from this kind of fatigue. Frankly, I think most people in ministry have suffered from soul fatigue at some point in their ministry.
John’s blog talks about fighting this fatigue that makes it difficult to do the ministry God has called us to do.
The symptoms John Ortberg gives are:
Things seem to bother you more than they should.
It’s hard to make your mind up about even simple decisions.
Impulses to eat or drink or spend or crave will be harder to resist than they otherwise would.
You are more likely to favor short-term gains in ways that will leave you with long-term costs.
Your judgment suffers.
You have less courage.
Can you relate? If you are a Pastor’s Wife, Passionate Heart Ministries has a special weekend coming up designed to help you replenish, rest and connect to God’s grace, energy and joy. This is a weekend to help you combat Soul Fatigue.
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Let us help you combat and/or prevent Soul Fatigue!