This is directed at my friends in ministry, and includes myself.
How would you rate your ministry on a scale of 1-10. Don't think too hard. Just rate it.
What about your marriage? 1-10.
Your personal spiritual life? 1-10.
Your parenting? 1-10.
Your friendships? 1-10.
Are they all the same? Ideally they are all 10s, but I think if we're honest with ourselves we put the most work into the ministry. And maybe we even wear success in ministry as a badge, hoping to cover up lower scores in the rest of our life.
Jesus had a life outside of his times of ministry. How do you think he scored?
If you want to chat more on this, join me and other youth workers at 11:30 Thursday at 700 Main in Peoria. It should be fun. Plus COCUSA's buying lunch.