Caregivers can develop a messiah complex.
As caregivers, we have a tendency to take everyone else’s burden and make them our own.
But this can be disastrous.
We can find ourselves with an overbooked calendar heading toward physical exhaustion and a nervous breakdown.
If we can’t help ourselves we cannot fully help others.
We need times of rest and renewal.
We need to give up our desire to look like we spiritually have it alltogether.
God uses broken people who seek Him.
So I am not Superman. I don’t have it all together.
I am sometimes wounded, broken, discouraged and often in need of healing.
My awareness of my absolute need for Him in my life is what makes me effective in ministry.
My awareness of my need for rest, recharging, and renewal will determine my longterm effectiveness in ministry.