We spend so much time doing ministry that we forget to care for ourselves.
Are you going to last in ministry?
We train for long-tern leading the same way we train for a marathon.
Leaders tend to ignore the private side of their life…until it’s too late.
Hurry is the enemy of depth.
Signs your life might be out of balance:
leave a series of disappointments
excess time on easy or unproductive tasks
connections with Jesus or rare and lack depth
skimming in relationships
Proverbs 4:23- "Above all else guard your heart, for it affects everything you do."
Areas within a leader’s soul:
a driven person can often leave trail of bodies behind them.
1. Make authentic community a top priority
- Live on life community
- You have to seek out community
- It allows someone to question motive
2. Fast forward to life’s final scene
- relationships matter
- anyone can you do your job
1. Identify and track the rhythms of your time
- quit living in the guilt of being a nonmorning person
- time that is not budgeted flows to your like to do instead of your need to do
- time management is not about choosing between bad and good but between good and great
- every "yes" is a "no" to someone
- if you don’t control your time, others will.
Leaders need to be learners. When you stop learning, you stop leading.
1. Decide: Do I want to study, or do I want to skim?
2. Study for depth over prep
We are spiritual leaders not activity directors.
Lead and teach out of an overflow.
1. Know your fuel and empty gauges
2. Schedule solitude
- Need to be able to discern between the voice of God and the voice of others.
1. Take a day off and make it nonnegotiable
- God took a day off
- this is the antidote to busy
- We’re over connected outside and underconnected inside.
Called people have a strength from within - a perseverance and a passion
1. Be in touch with your own depravity
- “I am one decision away from tanking my calling."
2. Understand your own weaknesses
- anytime you compare, you lose