Pace Yourself

If you are passionate about your ministry vision, it’s wise to work hard. College ministry is no place for slackers. Steve Murrell said it well, “If you want an easy job, don’t do ministry.” This truth should be taken to heart by all those considering stepping into full time ministry, and is a daily reality for those already serving in ministry. Yet, as we work hard, we also need wisdom to pace ourselves for the long haul. The Kingdom would be better served to have you ministering for decades at a sustainable pace than pushing yourself too hard and burning out in a few years. You Can’t Get Far on Empty A few winters ago, I ran out of fuel — literally. The house we were renting at the time was heated by oil. Unlike heating systems run by gas or electric, oil had to be purchased in…

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