April 16, 2013

The Importance of Self-Care

This past Sunday morning, the pastor at my church said something very important and did something very important as a leader.  He asked another member of the body to give the morning sermon.  He said today, he was just going to soak in and let someone speak into his life.  Today, someone else would give the sermon and he would receive.  This was such a great example to the Body.  Especially when you are serving and pouring out, if you don't take in, as well, and do things that will feed your soul, you have the potential to suffer spiritual burnout.

This has been on my heart for awhile for the people of my church, and maybe for every church out there.  I believe that, as Christians, we do not take the importance of self-care seriously.  This is an important lesson and one that is sometimes learned only through experience. Being in ministry has a tendency to bring out the best in us and the worst in us.