Feeling Exhausted for No Reason?

By June 20, 2024 Tough Questions

As I’ve traveled the world speaking to audiences of hundreds and even thousands, I’ve noticed an alarming trend. When I ask people if they’ve been feeling unusually tired or exhausted lately, over 90% raise their hands. This pattern crosses countries and cultures, signaling a widespread issue that needs to be addressed. Today, I want to share some prophetic insights into this exhaustion epidemic and offer hope for those struggling.

The Many Faces of Exhaustion

First, let’s acknowledge the various ways exhaustion manifests in our lives. Some of you have changed your diet or workout habits but still feel drained. Others are juggling multiple jobs or raising children, leaving you perpetually tired. For some, it’s toxic relationships or addictions that sap your energy.

Many of you tell me you don’t want to read the Bible, pray, or engage in activities you once enjoyed. You feel passive instead of aggressive, withdrawn instead of social. Life has lost its color, feeling more like a black and white existence.

If this resonates with you, know that you’re not alone. The exhaustion you’re experiencing is real and widespread.

The Spiritual Root of Exhaustion

As I prayed about this issue, the Lord revealed something profound. Many of us are not truly waiting on Him. We’re waiting for our circumstances to change or for other people to show up in our lives. But the Bible says in Isaiah 40:31, “Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”

This is a gentle rebuke from the Lord. Some of you single folks are waiting for a mate instead of waiting on God. Some married individuals are waiting for their spouse to change rather than seeking God first. We need to realign our focus and learn to truly wait on the Lord.

The Power of Community

Another crucial aspect of overcoming exhaustion is recognizing our need for community. Remember the story of Moses during the battle with the Amalekites? As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites prevailed, but when he lowered them, they began to lose. Aaron and Hur had to support Moses’ hands to ensure victory.

Many of you are trying to hold your own hands up, thinking you can win the battle alone. But God designed us to need each other. You need your own “Aaron and Hur” to support you when you’re weak.

Some of you resist this idea, saying, “It’s just me and the Lord.” But don’t let past wounds of rejection stop you from reaching out for help. The body of Christ is meant to support one another. Who are the people in your life lifting your hands when you’re too weak to do it yourself?

The Enemy’s Strategy

Now, let me share something crucial. The exhaustion many of you are experiencing is actually a spiritual attack. The enemy is afraid of what you’re about to do in the next season of your life. You have books inside you, videos to create, ministries to birth, songs to write. What you’re about to make will shape a new future, and the devil is desperately trying to stop you.

This is why you can scroll on your phone all night but struggle to read the Bible or pray. The attack is spiritual and focused on preventing you from stepping into your purpose. It’s time to recognize this strategy and fight back.

Breaking the Cycle of Self-Sabotage

As my friend Evan pointed out during our conversation, many of us are caught in a cycle of self-sabotage. We’re actually afraid of success because failure is familiar. Trauma and struggle have become comfortable, and the prospect of stepping into God’s perfect will for our lives is terrifying.

But here’s the truth: you are not lazy or permanently exhausted. You’re just not walking in your purpose yet. When you step into your calling and begin ministering to others, you’ll find a new source of energy. The Bible says that when you refresh others, you yourself will be refreshed.

Steps Toward Breakthrough

So how do we break free from this exhaustion and step into our purpose? Here are some key steps:

1. Realign your focus: Start truly waiting on the Lord instead of waiting for circumstances to change.

2. Embrace community: Find your “Aaron and Hur” who will support you when you’re weak.

3. Recognize spiritual attacks: Understand that your exhaustion may be an enemy strategy to prevent you from fulfilling your calling.

4. Face your fears: Confront your fear of success and break the cycle of self-sabotage.

5. Step into your purpose: Begin using your gifts to minister to others, even if you don’t feel ready.

A Prayer for Breakthrough

Let me pray for you right now:

“Father, in the name of Jesus, I thank you for healing PTSD and relational trauma from the past. I break the power of every spirit of self-sabotage in Jesus’ name. Lord, strengthen marriages, heal physical ailments, and open new doors of opportunity. We crucify our flesh and die to our own will. Release supernatural joy and encouragement, Lord. Breathe fresh air into our lungs and give us a second wind. Turn our walking into running, and our running into flying as your wind lifts us up. In Jesus’ mighty name, amen.”

A Call to Action

I want to challenge you:

1. If you feel called to online ministry, consider joining our Creator Academy. It’s an incredible community of people supporting and encouraging each other as they share the gospel online.

2. If you’re in the New York City, Miami, or Chicagoland area, join us this Sunday at V1 Church. My friend Ruslan and I will be addressing father wounds and fatherlessness.

3. Mark your calendars for the Breakers Conference in Chicago on October 26th. It’s going to be a powerful time of equipping and encouragement.

Whatever you choose, remember that you’re not meant to do this alone. God is bringing His people together in new and powerful ways. Don’t let exhaustion, fear, or past hurts keep you isolated. Step into the community and purpose God has for you.

Together, we can overcome this epidemic of exhaustion and step into the fullness of what God has for us. I believe in you, and I can’t wait to see what God does through you as you break free from exhaustion and embrace your calling.


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