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Brook Besor: Part 1
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1 Samuel 30:9-10
David and the six hundred men with him came to the Besor Ravine, where some stayed behind, for two hundred men were too exhausted to cross the ravine. But David and four hundred men continued the pursuit.
David was busy conquering his enemies. His army was kept busy and away from home. When they reached Brook Besor some of his men were too weary to continue. It wasn’t that they didn’t feel the need (they wanted their family members back too) or they thought it was a lost cause. These men were “too exhausted to cross.” It was a worthy cause, they were engaging in battle to rescue their families, but their stamina gauge had bottomed out.
Do you ever feel like that? Your list of things to conquer far outlasts your ability. We are only capable of so many worthy causes. At times it may even seem that when the most worthy cause presents itself we are registering zero on our energy meter. We don’t want to feel left behind and miss claiming the victory, for the victory brings meaning to the battle.
Regardless, all of us reach the point where we have nothing more to give. Our giver has given and now we must receive. In other words, we’ve expended our resources and we need rejuvenation. Don’t feel guilty about needing a break, we all need one, even Jesus. The gospels record several instances when Jesus retreated from the crowds to pray (Matthew 26:36, Luke 6:12). Jesus had his Brook Besor moments, too.
We’ve all been in situations where we were too exhausted to participate but we did anyway. We feel forced. Guilt, rather than passion, becomes the reason for being involved. We aren’t participating whole-heartedly. The result? We can’t give the full effort the project deserves. In the end, we feel even more exhausted and we can’t even feel good about the finished project because we know we didn’t put forth our best effort. We cling to the hope that next time we’ll be allowed to rest when we need to.
We all have to take our turn “continuing the pursuit.” There will always be a cause or circumstance that will request our pursuit. Take your turn when you feel refreshed, rested and ready to do the will of God.
When the others return to Brook Besor to share the reward, accept it humbly and gratefully.
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