Thursday, January 30, 2014

DAY 373 - The Secret of Not Burning Out

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Today's Reading: Exodus 18-19

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摩 西 的 岳 父 說 : 你 這 做 的 不 好 。
 你 和 這 些 百 姓 必 都 疲 憊 ; 因 為 這 事 太 重 , 你 獨 自 一 人 辦 理 不 了 。

                                                             出 埃 及 記 18:17-18

Moses' father-in-law said to him, “What you are doing is not good.  You and the people with you will certainly wear yourselves out, for the thing is too heavy for you. You are not able to do it alone. 
                                                              Exodus 18:17-18

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    What I got today from Jesus is: The secret of not burning out

    What I got from Jesus is the secret of not stepping into one of Satan's trap to all pastors and leaders - Burn Out. I have seen too many burn out in pastors and leaders since I become a pastor 26 years ago. I had a few times nearly burn out crisis.

     Why? It is just like what Moses was experiencing - taking up important and heavy jobs alone and do not have helper or do not want to have helpers. The it will like a "Domino" effect. Lack of rest, sleep, unable to have a clear mind and decision, sickness,loneliness, insecure, lack of faith, less and less personal intimate relationship with Jesus, less relationship with other leaders and people, worries, anger … Sooner or later, everything crash and fall!

     You got to have helpers and you got to learn how to find suitable leaders and helpers to help you. You cannot do it alone!

Dear Lord Jesus,
Lead us to be willing to seek for helpers to help us to do your Kingdom ministry so that we won't step in the trap Satan set up for us to burn out. Holy Spirit, fill us and pour down your fresh anointing on us now so that we are being strengthened and anointed to enjoy life and to respond to your calling.  In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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