169. Good Weariness

“Am I right, Stan,” I began, “in thinking you meet with a number of people with the focus on spiritual mentoring?”

Stan responded, “Yes, there are several people I meet with on a pretty regular basis.”

“Some more regularly than others,” Stan continued, “but, yes, there are several.”

“Don’t you get tired and weary from all of that mentoring or discipling?” I asked.

“I do,” he replied, “but it is a good weariness.”

“Good weariness?  What can be good about becoming weary?” I asked.

“God is the source of all of my rest.  And it is magnificent rest like none that can be experienced in any other way.”

“If I do not grow weary from serving others on behalf of God, I cannot experience the rest He has for me.”

“There was a time in my life,” Stan continued, “where I would grow weary from seeking all that the world, the flesh, and the devil had for me.”

“But that was a weariness of a totally different sort.”

“Thankfully,” Stan continued, “I eventually got so weary from those pursuits that I sought God and His rest, but that is another story for another day.”

“I greatly prefer being weary from blessing others in the name of God and for His sake.”

Continuing, Stan said, “I know that my role is to magnify and glorify God and to bless others in His name and for His sake so that their vision of God will be expanded and enhanced.  And then those people will glorify and magnify Him.  And on and on it goes.”

“I know that God will give me all of the rest I need in order to be who and to do what He intends.”


Come unto Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.  Matthew 11:28.

Prayer:  Thank you, Lord, that you are the source of all of the rest I need when I grow tired and weary.  Thank you for making me tired and weary from pursuing the things that you did and do not want me to pursue.  Please provide me with all of the help I need in wanting to grow weary from serving others in your name and for your sake.  Lead and help me to follow.  Thank you I can and do bring all of these prayers before you in the name of Jesus.  Amen.

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