Do you have battle fatigue?
In today’s time were faced with busy schedules, topped with a negative world around us. Everywhere you look on the news there is war, violence, new disease outbreak and so much negativity.
You have to focus on Gods goodness, mercy and love in order to make it through the battles. With out staying focussed on these things and relying on Gods strength you will have battle fatigue.
Battle fatigue is an obsolete term which may refer to:
Combat stress reaction, a military term for an acute reaction to the stress of battle commonly involving fatigue, slowed reaction time, indecision, and other symptoms
Post traumatic stress disorder, a medical term for a chronic disorder associated with psychological trauma
Shell shock, a term used in WW I for an uncontrolled strong nervous reaction to the battle’s horrible and extreme unhuman conditions
We experience similar reactions to our fatigue. When our bodies and minds are tired and weak we find it harder to made decisions. We’re slower at speaking life and standing in faith.
We might find ourselves frozen with fear with an attack that normally we would have waved off as nothing. We find ourselves being controlled by our emotions verses our spirit man.
Were a spirit who has a soul and lives in our body.
Your spirit man is where Jesus abides. This is where we find our strength, joy, peace and all the Good God is. But we sometimes find that instead of filtering what’s coming against us from the outside through our spirit that we’re letting our mind, which is our will and emotions handle it and that takes a toll on your mind and your body.
With the job I have I don’t get much sleep in the week what sleep I have is not restful. The more tired I get the more thoughts seem to flood in. If we are not feeding the spirit man during this time our flesh, our thoughts,and emotions can get away from us so fast.
I realized that I had gotten away from filling my spirit man up I was in tears and coming home grouchy and on edge. About two weeks ago there was a day I was so exausted that I was ready to walk out the door of my job and throw my hands up in every area. I got my smart phone out to read my bible app and was too tired. I decided that to turn on Joyce Meyers. I listened for like 3 hours Just to make it through that day. It reminded me that in order to win the battle and not be in shell shock I had to renew my mind.
If we are tired it’s hard to be a light to others and to walk in love.
In Galatians 6:10 it says
So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith. (Galatians 6:9-10 MSG)
When your wanting to shut down and give up take a step back look at Gods word and remember what He says about you and who you are. Do something for someone else in need instead of focussing on all the stuff coming against you. Somehow God uses that to bring a spring back in your step.
Take time to rest physically, mentally and spiritually.
(1 Peter 5:8-11 ASV)
Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up. You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on plans they are!—will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word; yes, he does
If we stay focused on Him and refreshed in Him, take care of our bodies, and rest our minds we are able to stay alert and on guard.
Don’t ever let condemnation set in for being fatigued. Everyone goes through those times.
Isaiah 40:30,31 says Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in The Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
So when you find yourself growing weak and tired fall back into His wings that cover you and let Him carry you and get ready to soar.
Dream Catcher 3:20