- One year in solitary confinement is sounding more and more like a good option.
- Spending time with your mother-in-law begins to be more inviting than going to a ministry event or meeting
- Your ministry leader calls for the third time wondering where you have been. You consider changing your phone number and possibly moving.
- The sight of a ministry volunteer sign-up sheet brings on a severe allergic reaction.
- You realize that you are in this ministry for life, which is funny, because you feel you no longer have one.
- Every time somebody praises you for your work, you suspiciously eye them, certain that they will ask you to do one more thing.
- You have contacted the Witness Protection program to hide you from the other ministry leaders.
- You think you would like to work at McDonald’s. It might be nice to see something more fried than you feel.
- You imagine yourself in a monk’s robe, and it doesn’t seem so far-fetched anymore.
- You find yourself seeing the long wait in line at the post office as a blessing from God.
From the book “Leading on Empty” by Wayne Cordeiro.