What Just Let the Air Out of My Tires?

Have you ever been at a point in your life where the “air was out of your tires”? I’m there right now. The energy of things surrounding the holidays has left me feeling lifeless as I begin 2019. The atmosphere is the same at work. I guess we are all worn out from our various life activities.

I’m glad it’s the weekend. This is a time to rest, reflect, and reboot. We all need to take time to slow down the pace and do some things we really enjoy rather than simply fulfilling responsibilities. One pastor wrote an article several years ago, describing this issue as going from duty to delight. I find that to be accurate. I want to be able to find delight once again in my duties.

As I write, I think about another “r” word I didn’t include in the last paragraph – refocus. Colossians 3 begins by telling us to set our minds on things above. Sounds like a good way to reinflate the tires.

12 thoughts on “What Just Let the Air Out of My Tires?

  1. Reblogged this on The Recovering Legalist and commented:
    A lot of us can sympathize with Matthew Winters. It’s time to refocus on what’s most important, weed out the unnecessary, and put Jesus Christ first. I would add that sweeping our own driveways and parking lots of all the things that may puncture our spiritual tires is also vitally important.

  2. I can so relate. I’ve been hard-charging since August, and I finally got a short break for a few days. Now, I’m preparing to jump back into it all and I find myself struggling to refocus. It’s always good to meditate on “things above” and as Paul also writes in the Philippians, “whatever is true, noble, just, etc.”

  3. I hear you, especially concerning the holidays.

    I did several extra worship activities with our base chapel and a local hospitality house at the same time as I was retiring from the military. December was part ministry, part marathon… with all the good and bad that comes from such a mix. I’m glad for what we did, but also glad that it’s over.

    Finding rest and refocusing as we start a new life and get back to “normal” in some ways.

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