Colossians 1:29 - To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.
Today you have to fix breakfast, drive the kids to school, try to get to work on time, finish a project that was due yesterday and finish two more that you have to do today, pick up something for dinner, help the kids with homework, get them off to bed, wash dishes and get everything for the kids laid out for the morning.
That’s what you have to do, but you ran out of time and didn’t finish everything.
For the average person having too much to do is a normal part of life and isn’t a big deal. But for the person who deals every day with a chronic health condition, it can feel overwhelming.
When you’re in pain or sick much of the time, it tears away at your energy level and your emotions. With a lower energy level you can feel tired all day which decreases how much you are able to complete. You may also find that you not only have a lower energy level, but your emotions spew out all around you. Sometimes that spray is dousing your loved ones as well.
So how can I retain as much energy as I can each day to help me finish what I need to complete? Find some ideas from breakingmuscle.com's article, “8 Natural Ways to Fuel Your Energy Level Through the Day.”
As you include, some of the suggestions from above throughout your day, you will find your energy going up and along with that will come the ability to finish more of the work you have to complete.
And know that, as the Bible verse above says, when you labor, God will powerfully give you the energy to complete your tasks for the day and have some left over.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.