From "Permission to Exhale" by Joan C. Webb that was published in In Touch:
Burnout can happen in any facet of life when we cling to unreasonable expectations and ignore this truth: that only God is perfect.
Perfection on this earth isn't possible, and striving for what remains impossible is a guaranteed path to frustration and disappointment. While many of us know this in theory, we tell ourselves that we're just trying to do our very best, and to let go of our ideals would be to allow our lives to fall apart.
A freedom-producing truth I'm learning is that I'm not responsible for other people's reactions -- whether that person is a family member, friend, coworker, or stranger. I can express my beliefs or opinions, but if someone else doesn't concur, I don't need to try to change her mind or silently judge her. It just isn't my job! God is the Master, Protector, Provider, and Persuader. And although I'm grateful for the privilege of partnering with Him in His work here on earth, I know I can release others to Him because He really is sovereign.
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