"It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor be hasty and miss the way." Proverbs 19:2
A lot of us drive like the speed limits are just suggestions! No, they are there for a reason - our protection. Ignore them and you crash! The same is true about your life. Do you take work home, stay up late after the children go to bed and your mate's asleep? Are you skipping meals to catch up on paper work that keeps replenishing itself like weeds along a hillside? Do you drive to meetings checking your Blackberry, drinking coffee and talking on your cell phone? Isn't it crazy to run a portable office while driving at 65 m.p.h. down the highway? Some seasons are busier than others. Occasionally opportunities come along that require extra time and attention - but you cannot expect yourself to always travel at warp speed. You are mortal and fragile with physical, emotional and spiritual needs. You are mortal and fragile with physical, emotional and spiritual needs. You are not a robot, a computer or an engine that can be operated at the flip of a switch. Even these mechanical devices, if you do not keep them fueled and maintained eventually fail.
So, how do you discover and maintain your speed limit? By knowing yourself inside out. Pay attention to your body's signals - to your responses to the demands that you (and others) place on you. When your body is tired to the point of distraction, rest. That is what God did! And do not forget your soul - you will gain more strength, wisdom and perspective by spending time each day with God than by all your blowing and going. The Bible says: "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength" Isaiah 40:31. Try it; it works!