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  1. Sekgameetse Mantjiu June 9, 2014 at 3:48 am

    So true! The Spirit of comparing is a killer in most of us. Now how does one know when they are burning out and what should be the solution?

  2. Thank you! Made my day!

  3. Dennis Duffour June 4, 2014 at 4:26 am

    Its well. I pray for all of us that the arm of flesh be weakened and terminated and the arm of ELOHIM be Glorified in our lives, ministry and destiny in Jesus mighty name. Amen.

  4. Rick, burnout is something that I’ve encountered as a pastor and something I’m seeking to help Church Leaders not experience with my blog http://www.feedleaders.com

    I’m glad you acknowledge this as it has been my experience not many church leaders and pastors talk about burnout.

    Great insights. If I could add one to your list: We distant ourselves from people who are close to us. Burnout causes disengagement from all things in our lives. If we silo ourselves from others, that is when the enemy attacks.

  5. Moses was rescued from burnout by Jethro’s wisdom.Avoid being big-headed and be humble like Moses.

  6. What do we do when congregants are guilty of the same mistakes. Those who focus on their feelings rather than the facts, compare us (the pastor) to others, blame us for things that aren’t our fault, and exaggerate the negative. How many of us are not “burned out” as it’s popularly understood, but flushed out when someone else sets a fire to do so?

  7. Other mistakes that pastors tend to make are assuming responsibilities that we shouldn’t assume and directing efforts in directions that we shouldn’t put any efforts in at all.

  8. William Creager May 31, 2014 at 5:24 am

    Burnout is looking down, calling is looking up.

  9. Good points, I think there is also a factor that people tend to have a time-length which varies by temperment. Mine is about 6 years and I feel I need a change.. My husband had no end. I tend to develop a project and then want to turn it over to some one I´ve trained.. My hushand held on to his till death and now no one has taken it on.

  10. How can we tell the difference between burnout and a change of calling?