Mark Driscoll has posted a blog on Death by Ministry.
In it he looks at “Some Statistics”, “Some Signs”, “Some Solutions.” Great stuff.
I have tried really hard recently to not let technology rule my life. In fact, I posted this last week regarding my struggle to use technology, but not to be ruled or dictated by it.
I have also tried really hard to carve out a Sabbath day each week, which I often find very difficult.
And I agree with Driscoll about working out. I do not think I would be able to survive my schedule and ministry if I wasn’t working out regularly. It is one of the things that keeps me sane, and keeps my daily clock and schedule balanced. I have been running about 2-3 days a week and lifting about 2-3 days a week, and I have never felt better. Doing it in the morning really keeps me on track all day, though I don’t always get up in time.
I can see how many pastors burn out fairly quickly and Driscoll takes a sobering look at this.