I Need Rest

I’m overdoing it again.

Like the lion in the picture above, I feel like I just need to lay down and rest and, like the lion, if you disturb or annoy me, well….. you don’t want to know what’s going to happen if you disturb or annoy me!

When I was growing up, I never dreamed that I’d be a 35 year old who walked through life just inches away from a mental breakdown.

It’s not what I imagined but it’s what I’ve got… so I have to try to deal with it.

Something’s got to go… and it’s going to be my blogging.

I’m still going to try to blog 2-3 times a week but I really can’t cope with any more than that.

When I look at all the things I do, the most expendable is this blog. I’d MUCH rather help your blog succeed than my own.

That may seem a little strange to some of you. Why would I be more interested in helping you succeed than succeeding myself?

Well, the answer is in my gifting.

The Gift of Being a Pastor

I’m not trying to be arrogant when I say I have the gift of being a pastor, it’s just a fact. It’s the way I was made and the heart I was given.

Let’s see what the bible says about Pastors:

11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up…

(emphasis added) Ephesians 4:11-12

It’s a common misconception in our culture today that the ‘pastor’ is there to do all the work.

That’s simply not true though.

The pastor’s job is to help equip the people to do the work – and that’s the heart of a pastor.

A pastor is one who wants to see you succeed in what it is you’ve been given to do and to equip you to do that.

The human side of me wants to be rich and famous and publish books and host millions of websites and speak at big conferences but the spiritual side of me knows that’s not necessarily my job. My job is to help YOU succeed.

So that’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to cut back some on the blogging and give myself more time, energy and strength to help you.

I’m not going anywhere. I’m pulling back to make sure of that!