Career Burnout: ‘There is a Hope’ (Christians)


  • In an informative post on The High Calling, “Preventing Burnout: There Is a Hope” (link to full post), Laura Boggess defines Burnout – and poignantly assures readers, through Scripture, that there is Hope.   Job and career burnout are all too common.   However, it can be mitigated or eliminated.   She states in the post:

When work is a source of unhappiness, how do you help someone you love take steps to a healthier place when even the tiniest task of his or her job feels like climbing Mount Everest?   Is there hope for the burned out?

  • Who is that Hope?  Boggess also notes:

Jesus is our hope.   We are part of a bigger story.   When we are too tired to listen, we need to surround ourselves with the Voice that speaks truth.   Whether that is through a community of faith, listening to an encouraging message, immersing ourselves in scripture, or seeking out the assistance of a Christian counselor . . . Jesus invites us to take his yoke upon our shoulders.   [Emphasis added]

  • Check out the helpful, inspiring The High Calling post (link) if you suffer from Work or Career Burnout . . . or you know another Christian who does.   Burnout can be prevented!   The featured post, by the Content Editor for The High Calling, will tell you how.   Having just covered the role of stories in the life of a Christian, it’s ironic that Laura Boggess notes that ‘we are part of a bigger story’ as abiding Christians.   Never forget whose you are.   Jesus knows how your (and my) story will progress and end!    As Paul wrote in the 8th Chapter of Romans, ‘if he’s for you, who can be against you?’    Again, as Boggess notes, and I fully agree, there is Hope!   To God be the glory.

 Greg Silverthorne, 66 Assurance Way

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