Practicing self-care means we are better prepared to use our gifts and callings to help and minister to the people that God places in our paths.
Verse of the Day: Will You not revive us again, That your people my rejoice in You? Show us your mercy, Lord, And grant us Your salvation. – Psalm 85:6-7
Burnout and compassion fatigue not only carries a cost on those it attacks, but it also has a higher cost on the people around those who suffer from it. For them, it could be an eternal cost.
When burned out servants of God walk away from their calling, how many people may end up dying lost and without Jesus because the sermon that wasn’t preached or the conference session that wasn’t given, or the book wasn’t written, or the Sunday school class wasn’t taught that would
have been the moment that person said yes to Jesus?
Overworked and underpaid. Too busy and too tired. The mantra of people in ministry and helping professions.