Stage 1 burnout!
I recently, (As of this morning after service) realized that I am in the early stages of burnout. I have traveled the globe evangelistically for over a decade, and began a church 2.5 years ago, with 5 people that have now blossomed to over 300. Great!...right! I find myself running from crowds, hiding in the woods for a moment of peace, holding on to the thread of what we call marriage. My only vacation is in the face of my children. Such tender peace and beauty in those little creations! I have pondered going back to the acting, and music world, but when faced with reality of heart, I long to teach, pastor, and disciple people. Since we began this work from the ground up, we can't necessarily ask for a Pastor appreciation day, as that would seem way to haughty< yet we need a vacation please!!!!!!! I dont think its just a vacation that we need though, as much as the time to rest my mind without a scheduled time in my 7 day perpetual preparation schedule. You know, sunday just ended, and now your mind is already on wednesday, and the next sunday. Saturdays for everyone else are some dogs, and the game! Ours, mentally and physically preparing the personal house, and spiritual house for sunday morning. What am I doing! Life has so much more then this! Dear God, His yoke is easy and His burden is light! What am I wearing?
Any advice would help, and no prescriptions please;-)