Tuesday, January 18, 2005

"An overdeveloped sense of duty"

Good advice, from the Center for Cultural Leadership, that preachers facing burnout would do well to remember:

Some of us have an overdeveloped sense of duty. Like Benjamin of old, we have five times more on our plate than our brethren. This exaggerated duty is not a compliment if it crushes you. . . . I think many of us will find that our self-imposed activities are not divinely ordered. The way to tell the difference is, "If ... God command thee so, then thou shalt be able." You do only what God has enabled you to do, and leave the rest.

I agree.


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