Being Tired

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If you are frequently tired, it may indicate that you are bored or mismatched with your ministry. A pastor who has been hired as the only minister in a congregation is likely to be tired for many reasons. Having to present 1 to 4 inspirational talks and/or Bible expositions each week would be enough, being a pastor instead of a teacher. Putting an evangelist in a pulpit will wear people out, too.

Most ministries are not accomplished by becoming an employee of a congregation. Everyone who is a believer has an important service – their work; their ministry. There aren’t enough positions in all the congregations to put everyone to work. Most of the work is out in the real world.

Even there, it is easy to be mismatched. Most people who are tired are not in that condition because they dig ditches or build steel structures. Most tiredness comes from not following the leadership of the Spirit into the right “yoke” to move the right “burden.” He wants to work in us to want the kind of work He has designed us to do well, and to be able to do it with excellence.

Listen to the burdens He puts on your heart. Ask Him how to get in the position to be and to do what will give Life to both you and the people you serve. Do you need to prepare by acquiring a skill? Do you need to be in a different job? In a different city? Maybe even a different country?

He wants to give you the answers and to position you to succeed in accomplishing your purposes in the earth. Ask for help. Rest can’t cure boredom or wrong work related weariness. We walk in rest and in peace when we walk in our callings.

“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

For it is God who is working in you, enabling you both to will and to act for His good purpose.
(Matthew 11:28-30, Philippians 2:13, Holman Christian Standard Bible ® ©)