Protect the joy of your ministry by refusing to let perfectionism sneak into it.
Pastor, would you agree that our profession is prone to sovereign surprises which are impossible to anticipate?
We may wonder if our work matters which sometimes leads to a grumpy rather than graceful attitude.
God has shown me that though He can heal, this darkness may always be a part of my journey, maybe until the end of this physical life.
The most common complaint I hear from pastors is that they are overwhelmed.
As we consider our development, we should consider all areas of our lives because we are unified people and each area of our life impacts the other areas.
But this different type is still dangerous and its primary target audience seems to be pastors and aspiring pastors.
We should practice self-care not for fear of extremes, but because it manifests this truth: we belong to God—body, soul, mind, and spirit. And, we can love God better with each if we are taking care of them as we should.
If the King of kings, Jesus, had intentional times alone with the Father, I think we’d better, too.
I was thankful (and continue to be so) that God has given me a wife who is willing to speak His words and his calling into my life when I lose my own way.