Are you being intentional or busy today? This is a question many of us know we should ask from time to time, but we avoid it.
Being intentional means there is a “why” behind doing something.
We choose healthy food options because we want to take good care of our bodies.
We schedule our appointments because we want to avoid burnout.
We say no because we must be aware of how we are managing our time.
I don’t always share my feelings very well; especially when it comes to expressing my feelings of inadequacy. Sometimes I do not feel that I am enough! Usually, my honesty is met by gasps, surprised looks, and well-meaning words.
Honesty is always the best policy. I remember completing Beyond the Building: The War Within and thinking to myself, “Great, you can take a breather before you work on the study guide.” This series has been in the making for several years, so I wanted to celebrate its completion.
Before facing my own pain, I thought it was safe to hide in the pews. I won’t forget the Sunday I had enough with God. As a praise and worship leader, you want people to enjoy service. I had reached a breaking point, and all I could do was cry.
Christian author and speaker, Ashley Sauls released her guest blog for The Refreshing Life today. The Refreshing Life Blog is a Christian Lifestyle Blog published weekly on a variety of issues affecting the Christian life.
Directly confronting the walls of the church, Minister Ashley Sauls takes an internal and personal look into the role and practice of ministry as defined by the scripture. At its’ core is the question she asks herself and the question she poses to fellow ministry leaders: Are we saving souls?