On Saturday, February 27, 2016 I went to a water park with my wife and kids. While they were having a blast I was sitting in a chair on my phone racking my brain over my seemingly never ending ministry to do list. I wasn’t complaining, in fact it became a lifestyle of who I was. I thought that if I didn’t have an active calendar I wasn’t doing ministry correctly.
The next day we received an invitation for my son to join an AAU boys travel basketball league. I was happy but it added another level of stress on me. You see for all effort I was putting into the “grind” of the neverending to do list it balance out financially I didn’t have the ability to pay for his fee. This was tipping point and an eye opening reality for me!!!
The next morning my wife mans up and says, “You need help… Find help… I’ll cover for you… but you need help.” Once again she was right. If I were to sit across the desk from a husband and he were to tell me this exact same scenario I would tell him, “Listen to your wife, stop what you’re doing and get help.
I love the quote that says “If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” but now it was my turn to live it out. This began the journey of starting a temporary sabbatical for ministry, finding mentors who could help me with find a balance with my God time, family life, my calling, employment and life itself.
To be continued…
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