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What Is Your Lassitude?

I noticed that when I woke up at my 5 a.m. alarm I had trouble staying awake after reading my Bible. I would go back to sleep. Then last Friday I came home from work, ate dinner, and then went straight to bed and slept all night. I began to ask God what was going on with me? I was so tired much of the time. He reminded me to keep taking my vitamin d and to make sure I increased my water intake.

What Is Your Lassitude?

Lassitude? Did you mean attitude? Nope! Let me tell you a story…

Story:

I don’t get sick, but I noticed over the past month I had gotten sick twice even with taking my vitamins and supplements.I began to question what was going on!

I noticed that when I woke up at my 5 a.m. alarm I had trouble staying awake after reading my Bible. I would go back to sleep. Then last Friday I came home from work, ate dinner, and then went straight to bed and slept all night. I began to ask God what was going on with me? I was so tired much of the time. He reminded me to keep taking my vitamin d and to make sure I increased my water intake.

Then on one day I began to think that I should stop all that I was doing. I just wanted to crawl up into the bed, and pull the blanket over my head. I asked God about it. I thought of all the reasons that I should and all the reasons that I shouldn’t.

Then on Monday I asked several friends for prophetic words, and I didn’t tell them about what I was thinking. I sent messages to about 6 people and only 3 gave me a response. Then on Tuesday I cried out to God telling Him that I needed to know point blank an answer. Then came our Tuesday after school Bible study. We opened the chapter and it talked about not growing weary. In the words it said “I didn’t tell you to quit” or “ to take a break”.
In the Bible study we were reminded to take our weariness to Jesus because His yoke is easy and His burden is light. We were encouraged to spend this week giving our weariness to Jesus.

Then I asked God to show me how to give Jesus my weariness. My husband chimed in to let God have my worries. I told Bernie that I did give God my worries. I asked, “is worry weariness?” I began to look up the definitions.

Worry is defined as..
give way to anxiety or unease; allow one's mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles.

Weariness is defined as extreme tiredness; fatigue. also, 2.
reluctance to see or experience any more of something.

Similar words to weariness are: Similar:
tiredness
fatigue
exhaustion
prostration
overtiredness
collapse
jet lag
sleepiness
somnolence
doziness
lethargy
lassitude
languor
languidness
debility
enervation
listlessness
sluggishness
lifelessness
torpor
inertia

The word lassitude jumped out at me. It means a state of physical or mental ; lack of energy. It comes from the Latin word meaning “tired”.

Then the word “lanquor” jumped out at me. I looked up the definition and it said, “weakness or weariness of body or mind”.

I called one of my mentors and she told me of Pastor Keith Moore and a message titled “Love Loves Me”. I found him on YouTube and discovered he has a whole series about love. In one of his messages he talks about different types of weariness . Did you know you can have spiritual weariness too?

God started telling me that I needed to abide in Him. That His yoke is easy and His burden is light. That I shouldn’t grow weary in my well doing because I will reap a harvest if I faint not. How do I abide in Jesus. How do I give my weariness over to
Jesus? I have spent the last few days praying more, increasing my worship to God by listening to worship songs, and by increasing my Bible reading.

Then this morning as I opened my phone to read the Bible. I saw today’s word of the day. I read the entire chapter it came from. Habakkuk 2:1-3 ESV

“I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint.”

‭“And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.”

“For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.”

I encourage you today to write down the vision God has given you! Know that the vision will come to pass. Sometimes it might seem slow, but wait for it! Don’t get weary. Continue to abide in God!

 

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