Superstars get sidelined when it hits them. King Solomon wrote Verses about it:
A been-there, done-that, what's-the-point burnout ZZZZ
A tried-it-all, sick-of-it-all boredom @@
A where-can-I-find-joy mid-life crisis >:-@!
A why-am-I-stuck-here career meltdown :-O
A nothing-changes, nothing-helps despair :-⇦br>
When young Solomon began his kingship, he asked his Lord for the gift of wisdom (which God gave him, plus the bonus of wealth). But his desire expanded to ladies, as in one thousand wives and concubines.* When lust beats love and God's Rules are ignored, whatever we're chasing won't satisfy.
In other words, life will lose its luster, and the one who lusts may lose everything.
Actors, models and talent for Christ: Lust isn't just about body parts; it's loving anything more than God. It's running a race for other stuff, like wealth, fame, bling, careers or status. And when we run a race without God, then we're running without His power. Therein, burnout should be expected.
But when we race to, for and with God, toward the goals He has commissioned, our burn will be like the burning bush: filled with the flame of God's Own Presence, without any damage from the fire.
To Be Continued...
* Short article: Why did God allow Solomon to have 1,000 wives and concubines? https://gotquestions.org/Solomon-wives-concubines.html
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Suffering series.