Exhaustion is a tactic that the enemy of our souls uses to bring us down. It seems it’s a “secret weapon” because it generally isn’t considered or thought of as a scheme of the devil. For many, the focus is more about fleeing the temptation to sin than remembering to rest.
Daniel gives some prophetic insight concerning this plot of the enemy when he tells us in Daniel 7:25 –
“He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High…”
It’s imperative that we heed Daniel’s words and realize satan uses exhaustion to try to bring us down.
One very common way to get worn out is from being overly busy.
I know for me, if I don’t feel busy or if I’m not always doing something, then I feel as if I’m being lazy and/or wasting time. However, I’ve come to realize more and more that there must be times set aside to just do nothing. The worst thing I can do as a believer-husband-father-pastor is succumb to the deception that being busy equals being productive. In fact just being busy can be as detrimental as blatant sin.
As Paul tells us, we are to be mindful of satan’s schemes (2 Cor. 2:11). Let’s remember to not buy into the lie of busyness — because in doing so we may be giving in to the plot of our enemy.