I've seen friends who didn't deal with stress well and after prolonged periods of time it began to erode their lives. Pastors who had mental breakdowns, busy men who walked away from their families because they couldn't handle the pressure, godly women who ended up in an affair because they couldn't take 'it' anymore... Sadly this is an all too common occurrence.
I want to share an article today that is geared towards leaders and pastors, but I believe really applies to everyone. It's about handling the stress in our lives so that we don't end up run down and burnt out. Tired...exhausted...worn out...burnt out... they can all feel similar at times and in moments, but they are not the same. And if we handle things in the exhausted stage, we can almost always avoid the burnt out stage.
So enjoy. The original post is found here: