The Point of Depletion

Man with head slumped in a book
Exhausted

“I just can’t do it anymore.” How often have you spoken that phrase before? If you haven’t spoken it out loud, then I can assure you, you have had the thought. We all get to the point of depletion. Life is exhausting. Responsibilities seem to just continue piling up. Time goes by faster and faster, and there is not enough time to complete everything we need to get done. People are pulling at us in every direction. Again, life is exhausting. There comes a time when you have to analyze things. When you face the reality that you ‘just can’t do it anymore’…then it’s time to evaluate. Much of what causes us to get to this breaking point, is self inflicted. Being overwhelmed is not an intentional act. In fact, most of the time we are doing our best to balance our responsibilities, with helping others. It is important that we do both of these things. However, we cannot be effective in helping others…nor handling our responsibilities…if we don’t feed our spirit. Our faith, our source of life…is in God. God knows when you have taken on too much, and He is patiently waiting for you to hand things over to Him. When we get to that point of depletion…we are really trying to control life on our own. It is when we slack up on our faith and forget to pray, seek and trust…that we become overwhelmed and exhausted. Pay close attention to your life balance. God comes first…and then all other things will fall into place accordingly.

Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it. Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord. PROVERBS 8:33-35

Jesus said: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” MATTHEW 7:7-8

God is with us.

Layla

© Layla Freeman 2017
Author of HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE and Layla’s Light
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P.O. Box 669 Claremore, OK 74018
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Layla Freeman

Layla Freeman is a wife, mother, friend, and encourager to all. She is a passionate disciple of Jesus Christ. Layla is the C.E.O. and Founder of the Non-Profit outreach ministry called “Light of Hope”. www.lightofhopeinc.org. This is an outreach to help individuals and families who are struggling with addiction and life difficulties. On Christmas Eve 2013, Layla lost her oldest daughter Ashley. Ashley was only 23 years old. There is no greater pain than child loss. Layla attributes her ability to face each day, to the overwhelming love of Jesus, who carries her through. This very difficult journey has given Layla the desire to help those who are facing difficult times and to help people see the hope. Her love for helping others is the passion behind Light of Hope. Light of Hope non-profit ministry has a vast variety of services that encourage, educate, empower and bring change and hope to the lives of those who need restoration and new life. Layla was awarded the Non-Profit “Leading Lady” award of Rogers County in 2018. She was also voted #1 community volunteer “Best of Claremore” in both 2019 & 2020. On June 9, 2020, Layla Freeman was Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical National Registry, as well as recognized as an “Amazing Oklahoman” in October 2020. Additionally, her non-profit Light of Hope was awarded the "Non-Profit of the Year" in both 2019 & 2020 and is also the winner of the International 2020 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Community Drug Prevention Award. Layla is also an author. Her first book publication, HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE, offers hope in the midst of dark times. Layla is also the author of the encouragement blog “Layla’s Light,” found on Facebook or on her website, www.laylafreeman.com. She has been actively writing since 2001. Layla’s personal experience in the extreme difficulties of life gives her a deep understanding of brokenness. Therefore, Layla’s writing and passion behind her desire to help others is empowered by the truth of God’s unconditional love and forgiveness, and the hope we find in God’s promises. Layla is also a Business Owner/Vice President of Asset Industrial, Inc. She and her husband, Randall, work together providing services necessary for the oil refinery industry. She is also a respected Executive Committee Board Member, serving on the State Northeast Oklahoma Workforce Development Board. Layla is a public speaker and enjoys the opportunity to speak and present to groups, schools, churches, organizations, conferences, etc. She has a passion to bring awareness, education, and hope to our society. She believes that working together, and collaboration with others is the key to healthy families and stronger communities. In addition, Layla is a Stephen Minister, Congregational Care Minister, Lay Servant/Speaker, and a volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (Layla has two daughters who face Type 1 Diabetes daily).

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