Burned out or bored out (of your mind)

IMG_9853It seemed like I teetered on burn out for many years in Guatemala. I always asked God to take me home before I burned out. I think that’s what happened.

But now that I have been serving in the mother church for six years, I’m bored to tears. I’m aching to get out on the field and play (and not sit on the bench). Maybe you can relate:

Then I said, I will not make mention of Him nor speak any more in His name. But His word was in my heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not hold my tongue. — Jeremiah 20:9

IMG_9875He who is called can’t escape the call. Any other life will only reap frustration and misery. Are you tired of ministry? Consider the alternative. Are you running from your calling? You’ll only be miserable.

My recent trip to Guatemala only confirms the urging in my heart.

7 responses to “Burned out or bored out (of your mind)

  1. God will lead you and open doors if this is his will for you. I pray he will use you mightily in whatever work you do for him.

  2. Amen! It is exactly the same when the Lord God puts a call on your life to be a writer–a Christian writer in my case. In spite of 150 rejection slips from major publishing companies in two different countries (over 45 years), I couldn’t stop. Thank Jesus for that! My Amazon Author’s Page is getting pretty full–all glory to God and the burning in my bones that I tried to contain and could not. So go where God calls you, tells you, pushes, or leads you–because you will never have peace otherwise. God bless you in whatever ministry God is directing you to with that fire in your bones!

  3. I can imagine I’d feel the same if I were to retire from teaching. Those born to teach should teach, and those born to preach must preach. It is a calling.

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