As ministry leaders, we approach each day with passion because we’re working for God, and our mission is literally to see the world saved. But the fact is, there will always be more work to do in ministry, and that’s why we must deliberately take time away from work.
God did it, resting one day after working six, so why should we think the world will fall apart if we aren’t on the job 24/7?
Here are five steps you can take toward recovery from ministry workaholism.
R – Readjust Your Values
The costs of workaholism are enormous: divorce, alcohol abuse, heart attacks and other illnesses, fragmented and fractured relationships, unhappiness, and loneliness.
Ask yourself these questions:
Why am I working so hard? Do a motive check. What drives you to do this? Are you trying to prove something?
Is the payoff worth it? Why do you keep fighting to get to the next level? What can you realistically expect? Is it worth sacrificing your life for it?
Your life is too important to waste on second-class causes. Readjust your values.
Ecclesiastes 5:15 says, “In spite of all our work there is nothing we can take with…Continue Reading