Being in full-time ministry can be quite challenging. There are certain pitfalls to avoid. Such as squeezing out every last drop pouring into others before recharging. Or being fulfilled solely by ministry instead of by a personal relationship with God. Recently I found myself in both of those pitfalls. I had just spent the last year and a half reorganizing our On Track children’s class, putting on a conference to cast the new vision, and raising up a talented woman to be the director. After delegating all the responsibilities to her over those last few weeks I felt empty and unfulfilled. Immediately I began searching for another ministry outlet. But something was wrong. I wasn’t being as effective. The Father gently reminded me that I needed to eat from His hand for awhile. “How sweet are thy words unto my taste! Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103)
How has your effectiveness been altered by having a balance in this area?