I’ve head a lot of pastors say this book is a must read, after reading it, I’d agree. I think more than anything this book is great because it shows people in ministry that they’re not alone. That there are millions of people all around the world in ministry going through similar things and having similar feelings.
I think everybody on staff in ministry in any capacity should read this book.
- “the way I was doing the work of God was destroying the work of God in my life.
- ”The only problem? God wasn’t my God. My pride was my god.
- When we think that our calling is to be the biggest, the most creative, or the best, we have completely lost sight of the only important fact. We are called.
- You are responsible for the decisions you have made. The late nights. The double cheeseburgers. The neglect of your Bible, your prayer time, your family. Those were your decisions.
- It doesn’t say, “The greatest commandment is to love your job with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.” It doesn’t say, “The greatest commandment is to love your calling with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.” It doesn’t even say, “Love the church with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.” The greatest commandment. Love the Lord your God. With all your heart. With all your soul. With all your mind. With all your strength. And next? Love your neighbor as yourself.
- There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found While journeying east and west— The only folks we really wound Are those we love the best. We flatter those we scarcely know, We please the fleeting guest, And deal full many a thoughtless blow To those who love us best. —Ella Wheeler Wilcox
- the leaders who were the healthiest were the ones who never disrespected the people who hurt them.When you are tempted to give up on trust, remember truth. God wants you to dream again. God wants you to trust again. Jesus came to give you life. An abundant life.