Connection Group Questions:
Share your stories of burnout. What lead up to it? How bad did it get? How did you recover? If you haven't recovered, pay attention...
Read 1 Kings 19:1-9. Have you ever been so exhausted that you wanted to
die? What's really going on with Elijah? Do you need "a snack and a nap?"
There are a lot of self-help guides dealing with burnout and steps you can take
to recover. But's let's stay focused on burnout as a spiritual condition.
Read Genesis 2:1-3. Work is not bad. We are created to work and steward
God's gift. So how does overworking show a lack of faith?
Read Exodus 20:8-11. While Jesus fulfilled the law, the command to stop
working on the Sabbath is still directive for us. Are you taking seriously the
invitation to stop being a slave? What steps are you going to take to bring
spiritual refreshment, i.e. Sabbath, into your rhythm of life?
Read Matthew 11:28-30. Taking Jesus' yoke is still work. How can you ease
your burden and work closer with Jesus? What changes can you actually make
to guard against clinical burnout?