I'm exhausted today. I was exhausted yesterday. And when I think of all that needs to happen that I am supposed to be part of the next few weeks I get more exhausted.
But my husband reminded me I am not to do that. I am not to think about all the coming days and try to distribute my limited energy into future days.
Jesus tells us this too. He says in Matthew 6:34, "Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself."
He was talking about providence but the same principal applies to energy.
Kay Arthur writes, "The welfare of sheep depends solely upon the care they get from their shepherd. Therefore, the better the shepherd, the healthier the sheep. When you see weak, sickly or pest-infested sheep, you can be sure that their shepherd really does not care for them."
I am one of Jesus' sheep. He is My Shepherd. If I am not looking cared for I might be a runaway sheep trying to deal with life without my Shepherd.
"Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture." Psalm 100:3
I've gotta let Him be my Shepherd and quit trying to do His job. My job is to be a contented sheep feasting on the green grass and clean quiet water He provides.