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We have overstretched our personal boundaries and forgotten that true happiness comes from living an authentic life fuelled with a sense of purpose and balance.
– Dr Kathleen Hall

Those who are addicted to approval frequently get burned out. For them there always exists the danger of attempting too much. They so desperately want to please that they do everything they feel is expected of them and more. Sometimes they say yes just because they cannot say no, not because they think their actions are the will of God. They burn out for lack of discernment or because of unwarranted guilt. With all of this, anger builds up.

We become angry when we feel all used up and pulled in every direction. We get angry with the people pressuring us, when in reality we are allowing ourselves to be pressured. To avoid pressure from others and from ourselves, we must take control of our lives under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Once when I was complaining about all the work I had to do and what still had to be done, I heard the Holy Spirit say, “My child, you are bringing this upon yourself, learn to say no and don’t feel guilty about it. You need to take care of yourself before you can take care of others.” How very true, I had to do something about it.

What in life do you need to “do something about?”

1 Kings 19:4
But he [Elijah] himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he prayed that he might die, and said, “It is enough! Now, Lord, take my life, for I am no better than my fathers’!”