Last year, I took on a new job that easily began to consume my energy, time, and attention. Because of this, I quickly began feeling drained and less ministry-minded. I hated that something was stealing my attention and focus from my top priority. The balance of life and ministry was like a pendulum. I was swinging in from Bible college, ready to be elbows deep in ministry in a new city, but still needed to be realistic about finding a sustainable job and making a living. I found myself in a career that can be consuming at times. Education requires so much of one’s time and attention. I was grappling, trying to find the balance between work and church—my ministry and my job.
I was consulting/complaining to my “iron sharpens iron” friend about it, and she quickly checked my spirit … Read More »
School. Job. Sleep. Repeat.
To those of us who have the pleasure of saying “I can’t, I have work,” this routine is all too familiar. Even if you are without a job, I’m sure you can remember the fresh list of chores each morning that were/are equally familiar. Now there are those blessed few who just can’t wait to attend their jobs each new day, but I’m sure I can speak for the majority when I say there seems to be no better time for a nap than when you take the first few steps into the door of the workplace.
Whether it’s the lack of free time or the conviction that we deserve more free time than we receive, employees can be left with a feeling of want. Although this feeling can put up a fierce attack, a good worker must … Read More »