• Nenita Rodriguez bigornia

    Thanks.. I really appreciate your sacrifice to quicken our Passion.. To Fallow Gods heart I love to learn more.. Thanks a lot..

  • Reality

    This is true for all our sin. There seems to be pattern in most people’s lives that indicate the tale tale signs leading up to a specific event. For example, adultery. A man does not just say one day he will cheat on his spouse, God, and his own heart. Rather, he dibs and dabs in wondering eyes, porn, self-gratification for weeks, months and even years. Gosh, I don’t know why he did it but all those moments his conscious, Holy Spirit, and secrets behind hs loved ones backs were signs leading to the event. Self correction is the battle sin carries with it. Call it what you will but I say it’s sins warfare. Thanks Kurt!

  • Ronna Snyder, ronnasnyder.com

    Love this. And one doesn’t have to be a pastor-dude to “get” that we Christians are often simply (as a dear missionary friend tells it) “should-ing” all over ourselves. (You know, as in “I SHOULD do this, I SHOULD have done that.”) Here’s to “I SHOULD quiet my soul. I SHOULD let the silence of God settle into it. I SHOULD REALLY rest in God and literally let him rescue me. Daily. Hourly. Minute by minute, if need be.” Thanks for the reminder, Kurt.

  • Katya Gilley

    Thanks for this at the right time Kurt!!

  • John Jenkins

    Thanks Kurt. Very helpful.

  • Amy Young

    Thanks Kurt for the ideas to handle burnout! One more I’d add is the relationship between expectations and burnout — take time to have a serious look at expectations and see if they reasonable. Do they need to be raised? Lowered? Some areas to consider include expectations of yourself, your congregation, your elder/deacon board, your spouse, your culture (i.e. how much does WHERE you serve influence things), and even your expectations of God.

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