I’m reading a good book called “Zeal Without Burnout” by Christopher Ash and in a chapter on rest he shares a comment by a friend who offers perspective on ministry.
He says, “God has already appointed his Messiah, and he did not appoint you.”
Great reminder to those who labor without rest. Be mindful of this if your habit is to do ministry seven days a week. God does not need you, so get over it and do what he says. Rest one day a week. For those in ministry, particularly pastors I recommend this fine book. You don’t have to lose your first love to become exhausted and disillusioned.
“Zeal Without Burnout” -Christopher Ash, published by Thegoodbook Company.