Before we arrive at the place of depletion in any area of life, we need to take a moment to present ourselves before God’s “throne of grace to obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Heb. 4:16). No one is above needing to “reboot” as a result of spending and overspending our limited resources and “freezing up” on a daily basis. But, “…thanks be unto God, Which always causeth us to triumph in Christ…” (2 Cor. 2:14) because He has provided a way of escape “…lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices” (2 Cor. 2:11).
The main way that God has provided beforehand is through the institution of the Sabbath. All work and no play will eventually render us ineffective in engaging in Kingdom work as we will begin to lose sight of the things that matter the most in the economy of God’s Kingdom. Once we arrive this point, we will begin to chase after those things which are not bad in and of themselves, but are not always beneficial to our lives in relation to the God’s plan for us (1 Cor. 6:12).
Before we face a complete breakdown of our faculties, we need to learn how to simply take a step back and “reboot” our lives. Does it mean that some people may have to be removed from our social circles? Does it mean that we may have to remove ourselves from some social circles? The answer is “yes” on both accounts. Does it mean that some things will become obsolete and need to be removed? Does it mean that we need to remove away from some things? Again, the answer is “yes” on both accounts.