Preventing Ministry Burnout: 6 Questions You Can Ask

Preventing Ministry BurnoutIt is now 4 years since I spent a year recovering from burnout. [1] These days, my approach to life and ministry is different as a result of the things I have learned. Here are 6 questions I regularly ask, and encourage others to do also:

1. Am I Living from the ‘Rest’ of Sonship?

Sons and daughters know that we are already pleasing to our Father and affirmed by Him. Therefore, we do not need to strive to bring Him pleasure. We can rest in, and live out of that immense security. Our identity is not in a role, but in being ourselves—a much-loved child of God.

An ‘orphan spirit’ can lead to burnout, if insecurity drives us to perform, succeed or keep up appearances. An inner drive to conform (in order to please God or people) causes us to try to be or behave in some way that is not true to the way God made us, which will ultimately deplete us to the point of burnout. [2]

2. What is Motivating Me?

When busy and weary, we need to re-examine our motivation and why we are finding it so difficult to take a break. [3]

The most revealing question is not, ‘Why am I doing this?’ but ‘Why can’t I say ‘no’ to (or pause from) seemingly good or important things, if it is getting to the point that they are having a negative impact on my:

  • Physical, emotional and mental wellbeing
  • Devotional life and spiritual health
  • Relationships with ‘significant others’ (spouse, family members, close friendships)

3. Am I Being Replenished?

Staying filled and energised does not come automatically. It takes time and intention.

This does not only relate to times of trial. I have learned that good emotion, such as excitement in ministry, also has the effect of depleting me emotionally—and I need to pay as much attention to re-charging during times when things are going well.

Am I keeping the Sabbath principle? God gave us the Sabbath Rest for a purpose.

Important questions related to this are:

  • ‘What are the activities, people and places that replenish me personally?’ and
  • ‘Am I putting these into practice?’

4. How are my Personal ‘Tank’ Levels?

Self-awareness does not always come easily to us, but it is something we have to grow in if we are going to stay replenished and prevent burnout.

We need to regularly check how much we have in reserve in the capacity of our:

  • Emotional health
  • Mental / ability to think clearly and concentrate
  • Physical health and energy
  • Spiritual condition

What I can handle and my rate of depletion will be different to that of someone else. For example, a busy ministry schedule that includes social activities depletes me faster emotionally than it does someone who is extroverted by nature. I may have greater capacity than others in different areas.

We should not feel guilty if we are feeling drained, or try to keep up with others.

Important questions relating to this are:

  • ‘What are the signs that I am running low in one or more of the above areas?’ and
  • ‘Am I paying heed to these signs when they occur?’

5. Am I Personally Connecting with God?

If I was to remove my communication with God relating to ministry commitments, and praying for other people or situations, what is left?

When was the last time I heard God speak to me personally, and what did He say?

Spiritual Pathways have been the most helpful tool for me to connect with God. I discovered that taking time apart with God in the wide-open spaces of creation was one of my greatest means of connecting with Him, along with worship music and times of solitude in His Presence. How are you wired to connect with God?

6. How am I Responding to the Environment Around Me?

We need to regularly step back and review our environment and the effect that it is having on us. This may include a family or living arrangement, church or ministry situation, or a study or vocational setting.

An environment may be stressful or cause us to carry more weight or responsibilities for a season—such as in times of change. When in transition, it is important to see a start and finish time, and to manage the in-between. When transition becomes open-ended, the danger of burnout increases.

An environment can deplete us emotionally during times of trial or tragedy. In times like these we need the help of others to manage both our environment and our own need to recover and replenish.

A continual over-emphasis on performance, work and results, to the detriment of relationships with others and God, home life and personal wellbeing is unhealthy. I add quickly, here that the presence of a high work ethic, excellence and measurement of results does not constitute an unhealthy environment. A challenging environment in which one person thrives, can be toxic to someone who is insecure or striving for acceptance.

Judging or blaming an environment (or leader) for our own weariness or depletion will disempower us and hinder us from taking the action we need to get better.

When we find ourselves in an environment that depletes us, we can only survive long term to the degree that we can ‘swim against the tide’ and maintain our own environment of rejuvenation in the midst of it.
This will require saying ‘no’ when necessary, being humble enough to ask for help when we need it—and being so secure in God’s love that the approval of people is not driving our labour.


Notes:

[1] I tell some of the background and reasons for my experience of burnout in these posts:

No Longer an Orphan: How I Discovered the Father’s Love

1 Father, 2 Sons, 3 Positions: Which One Describes You?

[2] For articles on the Orphan Spirit, see Enliven Blog’s Orphan Spirit Category

[3] See Martha article on 4 Traps to Avoid in our Service to God


Related Posts:

Rest is not an Option: Father’s Sabbath Plan for Your Life

How to Discover Your Spiritual Pathway

7 Signs of Spiritual Dryness


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Is Your Spiritual Tank Empty Or Being Filled?

Have you ever been on a long car journey, when you realise that the fuel gauge is running low and you don’t know where the next Service (Gas) Station is?

This happened to my husband Malcolm (aka ‘The Hunk’) and I many years ago, during a long trip between Christchurch and Nelson in New Zealand.

A situation like that can do one of two things. It can cause your marriage relationship to suddenly deteriorate – or it can cause your prayer life to suddenly improve. The first option is especially tempting when you realise that if ‘someone’ had paid attention and filled up before you began the trip, you would not be in this predicament!

What a relief it was, when we finally pulled up to a Service Station a little way out of Blenheim.

It’s Time to Check the Tank

The New Year is an opportunity to do a personal resource check and to ask:

  • Do I have enough of the right fuel in my tanks—physically, emotionally and spiritually—to go the distance for all God has for me in the coming year?
  • If I am depleted in any area, what will it take for me to be replenished?
  • What is the first step?

The first and most important check we need to do is, ‘Am I vitally connected to God?’

God wants to be the very Source of our life.

At a crucial time in Jerusalem’s history, God spoke to His people through the Prophet Jeremiah, saying:

“My people have committed two sins: they have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.” (Jer 2:13)

To put it simply, God was saying, “My people have made the wrong resource choice.”

The Gihon Spring was the only permanent source of water to the city of Jerusalem—the people’s very means of life. So the picture of turning away from the living spring and looking for other sources of water was a relevant one to them.

When God gets Shifted Off-Centre

Reading in Jeremiah and elsewhere, you discover what God meant by Judah’s ‘broken cisterns.’

He was referring to two main things –

  • Judah still had God’s temple, and they still made a show of worshipping Him, but they worshipped idols as well.
  • Instead of looking to God when they needed deliverance, they looked to other nations for help – nations that worshipped other ‘gods’ and gave glory to those ‘gods.’

What had happened? The people of Jerusalem still had God in their lives, but God was no longer their chief source. He was kind of like an add-on.

Sometimes we can be like that, even without realising it. We still have God in our lives, we may even be serving Him, but we have shifted Him off-centre. And when God is not at the centre, we are spiritually dry, empty and don’t work properly.

And yet, our Father is so full of grace and mercy. Today, if you feel spiritually dry, and if you recognise that somehow you have shifted God away from the centre of your attention and your life, He comes to you saying,

“I am the source of life – and if you make me the Source of your life, I will be as a spring of living water to you.”

All The Resources of Heaven

The concept of God being like a spring of living water to us is a powerful one.

Here is an amazing fact: At any one time, most of the world’s fresh water is not on the surface of the ground, in places we can see like rivers and lakes.

Instead, most of our fresh water lies deep underneath the ground. We call this hidden water, ‘groundwater.’ And groundwater travels beneath the earth through special gravels and soils. When one of these ‘aquifiers’ meets the surface, a spring bubbles up.

So when God says, “I am the spring of living water,” He is using a powerful illustration to say, “In Me all the unseen resources of heaven are there to back you up.”

As you enter this New Year, God offers all of Himself to you, to be your Source, your Provider.

He offers you all of His fullness, all of His grace.

He gives you access as His son and daughter into His very Presence.

He makes available to you through prayer, all of the resources of heaven

His Holy Spirit resides within you, an immeasurable, Heavenly source of life, waiting to be tapped into and released.

Today is an opportunity to refocus your life. To turn away from every distraction, every dependency that is not of God.

And put Jesus at the very centre of your life once again.


Related Posts:

This Can Be A Year Of Visitation From God

7 Signs Of Spiritual Dryness

7 Ways To Combat Spiritual Dryness

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The River of Life

I have fond memories of a ministry trip that we did as a family in the South Island of New Zealand in 1998.

We were travelling with our two children, then aged 8 and 5 years old. Our theme for that particular trip was ‘River to the Nations’ and for fun, whenever we passed by or crossed over a river during the long hours of travelling, we would all shout “River!” together.

To this day, when The Hunk and I are driving through the countryside on our way to minister in a church, we have an urge to call out ‘River!’ when we pass by a river (and sometimes do!)

Amazing Bible Facts about the River of Life

1. A river flowed out of the Garden of Eden, the place where God communed with Adam and Eve.

This river separated into four headwaters, sending out life-giving waters through the land. (Gen 2:10-14) In this way, our Father prepared a means of sustenance and life to nations and peoples before they were even in existence.

2. The Bible begins with an earthly Eden and an earthly river, and ends with a Heavenly Eden and a Heavenly river.

In the last chapter of the Bible, we read of the river of life flowing from the throne of God: ‘On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.’ (Rev 22:2)

It is the final page of Scripture, and we again see God’s heart for nations and peoples.

3. Healing is associated with the River of Life.

Ezekiel also had a vision of a River with life-giving properties flowing out from the temple, after God’s glorious Presence had returned there. Trees surrounding the river bore fruit for food and leaves for healing. (Ezek 47; 43:2-5, Rev 22:2)

4. The River of Life brings a harvest.

Where once there were no fish, fish abound, and fishermen spread their nets for an abundant catch. (Ezek 47:9-10) The harvest on God’s heart is souls—people from every tribe and tongue. (Matt 4:19, Rev 7:9)

5. The River of Life is a source of joy.

The Psalmists say:

  • ‘There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells.’ (Psalm 46:4)
  • ‘[People] feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights.’ (Ps 36:8)

6. The River of Life flows from God’s Presence

Consistently, we see that the River of Life flows from the very seat of God’s Presence: the place He inhabits and reigns. (see above scriptures and also Joel 3:18)

The River of Life is Personal

Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive.” (John 7:38-39a)

Jesus said that when we drink from Him, receiving His life, and are filled with His Holy Spirit, rivers of living water flow out from within our lives.

The River not only flows from His Presence—it is His Presence—His Holy Spirit. And from the River of His Spirit flows salvation, healing, transformation and the joy that comes from knowing and partaking of God Himself.

A look at the Gospels and the book of Acts demonstrates this, as Jesus and His followers go about announcing the Good News, and healing and miracles flow.

(The invitation of God to someone reading this right now is—step into this River by faith).

Do You Feel Dry?

A river has movement, inflow and outflow. The River of God has a source—the intimate Presence of God—and an influence, bringing salvation, life and healing to people.

But if we stop partaking, and we stop receiving, we may begin to feel spiritually dry. We stop ‘spilling over.’

People around us are not being drawn by God’s Presence in our lives. We stop speaking out about God’s goodness because we ourselves are living in pain, discouragement or doubt. When this happens, we need to reconnect with God again.

The River of Life and the Dead Sea.

There may be times when we continue receiving from God, but for some reason stop giving out, and releasing His life to others.

The Dead Sea is a lake in Israel that has no inflow—and no outflow. It is rich in mineral wealth but cannot sustain life.

I don’t want to be a ‘Dead Sea’ Christian—someone who attends church on Sundays, receives lots of rich teaching, enjoys the Presence of His Spirit, but does not impact the lives of others.

The River of Life—Receive and Release

In Ezekiel 47, the Prophet sees that the River of Life hits the Dead Sea. And when the River collides with the Dead Sea, the salt water becomes fresh. As it does, the Dead Sea becomes a host to life once more.

If you are feeling dry today, or long to see fruitfulness in your life again, the River of God’s Spirit can flow once more through your life.

The invitation of Jesus to ‘come and drink’ is not a one-off invitation, but His life and Presence is continually available to you.

The Apostle Paul said, Do not get drunk on wine… Instead, be filled with the Spirit.’ (Eph 5:18) The Greek words translated, ‘be filled,’ are in the continuous present tense.

And Ezekiel’s vision of the River of Life that went deeper, measure by measure tells you that no matter what you have experienced of God’s life and Spirit, there is always more. (Ezek 47:3-6)

When you reconnect with God, start to share about what He is doing in your life. Look for God-appointed opportunities to encourage or pray for people. Because in doing so, the River of Life will flow out to others.

And the ripple effect of what God is doing in your life may impact nations.


Related Posts:

7 Signs of Spiritual Dryness

Escaping a Half-Lived Christian Life

7 Ways to Combat Spiritual Dryness

What Pentecost tells us about God’s Heart for Nations


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Life In Eden: Heaven On Earth Is Our Inheritance

Heaven On EarthThe greatest and most life-changing revelations are often simple ones.

Jesus said, ‘the truth shall set you free.’ (John 8:32)

Several years ago when I was recovering from burnout, I turned back to the book of Genesis, little knowing that I was about to undergo a major paradigm shift.

I summed up in my journal, ‘All of this: the bearing God’s image, the blessing, commissioning, life of purpose, breath of God received—all was before Adam and Eve ever did anything for God. Their worth, value and receiving of God’s favour—were inherent in their being and not in their doing.’

Eden: God’s Original Design

Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed.’ (Gen 2:8)

The Garden of Eden is more than a historical place in the Bible. It is more than a lost paradise. And it is more than a bright future that can only be entered through death’s doorway.

Life in Eden’s Garden reveals God’s original design—and our restored inheritance. Eden teaches us what it means to live as sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father.

5 Truths from Eden that we can Live Today

1. We can Live in Intimacy with the Father

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day… (Gen 3:8)

At the heart of Eden is a personal relationship with Father God. As Leif Hetland says, ‘The first face Adam and Eve saw was the face of a loving Father.’ [1]

The name Eden means ‘delight.’ This delight does not mean ‘happiness’ as we use the term, but the joy that comes through being intimately connected with God.

‘You will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.’ (Ps 16:11b)

Separated from the Father by sin, Adam and Eve could no longer remain in the Garden of Eden. However, when Jesus died, the veil in the temple was torn in two, signifying that the way into the Father’s intimate Presence was restored to humanity. (Matt 27:51, Heb 10:19-20)

And that place of intimacy can be our home.

2. We are Covered with the Glory of God

The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. (Gen 2:25)

Although Adam and Eve were physically unclothed, they were covered—with the glory of God.

Psalm 8:5 says of created humanity, ‘You [God] crowned them with glory and honour.’ The Hebrew word for crown also means ‘encircled.’ Psalm 5:12 says that the righteous are ‘surrounded with God’s favour as a shield.’

No wonder Adam and Eve became aware of their nakedness at that moment sin caused the anointing and glory of God to be stripped away from them.

Physical clothing is here to stay—but consider the spiritual truth this speaks of: In Jesus, we are clothed in the righteousness of God. (Is 61:10) We can live transparently before God without shame or fear.

Freedom from shame and fear in God’s Presence is not as a result of behaving perfectly, but of placing our faith in Jesus, the only Perfect One.

Through His grace, we are in the process of being transformed in His glory, by His glory into His glory. (2 Cor 3:17-18, Phil 1:6)

3. We have God’s Favour and Blessing

The first words God spoke over Adam and Eve were words of blessing. They experienced His favour before they had done anything. (Gen 1:27-28)

They did not have to prove their worth. Their worth was based in who they were—a son and daughter of God, beloved and accepted.

Religious striving and the culture around us equates blessing with performance. But that is not God’s way.

In Genesis, we learn that we are blessed just because we are God’s sons and daughters. [2]

4. We can Live from Rest, while Labouring with God

The Bible tells us that Adam and Eve were created on the sixth day. And that on the seventh day God rested. As Clayton Coombs observes:

‘The first full day that Adam and Eve experienced was a day of rest.’ [3]

From that place of rest, they laboured together with God. We read, ‘The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.’ (Gen 2:15)

God planted the trees in the Garden of Eden—and Adam tended them. It was a united effort, a life of God-given purpose.

In God’s Kingdom, Father invites us to tend what He has planted, to do the work that He has prepared for us beforehand. (Eph 2:10) [4]

5. We have God-Given Authority to Fulfil His Purposes on Earth

In Eden, Adam and Eve walked and talked with the Father. As they heard what was on His heart, they were able to carry out His purposes on the earth through the authority He had conferred to them. [5]

Today the authority that Adam and Eve lost through sin has been restored to us through Jesus. (Matt 28:18) [6]

The Apostle Paul puts it this way:

‘For if, by the trespass of the one man [Adam], death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ! (Rom 5:17)

Am I Living Inside or Outside of Eden?

‘Living in Eden’ is a helpful metaphor to describe the life that we can live today in Jesus.

Within Eden, we experience the security of our Father’s love, enjoy His blessing and favour, live in His rest. We walk with God and hear what is on His heart—and then we fulfil His purpose for our lives with the authority He has given to us.

Outside of Eden, we experience striving and frustration. We feel and behave like spiritual orphans. We wonder why God feels distant and do not sense His anointing. We struggle with insecurity and strive to bear fruit.

The wonder of our Christian life and the grace of God is this:

Whenever we realise that we have drifted away from that place of intimacy with God, the way is always open to return. We can experience Heaven on earth.

We can come home to the Father.


Notes:

[1] I first heard Leif Hetland make this statement in his message, ‘The Three Chairs’. An extended excerpt from Leif’s book,  Seeing Through Heaven’s Eyes: A Worldview That Will Change Your Life  can be found here.

[2] Read more about the blessing of God in the article, 3 Mistaken Beliefs About God’s Blessing

[3] Clayton Coombs is a fellow team member at David McCracken Ministries. You can Clayton’s article, ‘Finding True Rest In Him’ along with other articles, sermon notes and media on our David McCracken Ministries Free Resources Page.

[4] Jesus invites us both to co-labour with Him and to rest: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matt 11:28-30)

[5] Thanks to David McCracken for continually restating this wonderful truth.

[6] Learn more about Kingdom authority in the article ABCs of the Kingdom of God.


Related Posts:
An Open Heaven is Your Inheritance
8 Signs Your Devotional Life May Be Caught In A Performance Trap


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7 Ways To Combat Spiritual Dryness

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)

The Christian life is meant to be one of reliance upon God, where the life of His Spirit continually flows in and through us.

However we do not always remain intimately connected to Him. As a result we experience times of spiritual dryness. [1]

7 Ways to Combat Spiritual Dryness

If you recognise signs of spiritual dryness in your life, following are some ideas to help you recover:

1. Break the Blame Cycle

When we are working hard, serving or ministering in some capacity, it is easy to lay blame for our dryness outside of us.

We may place responsibility for our depletion upon our busyness, our circumstances, or on other people.

However, as long as we are waiting for our situation or other people to change, we are disempowering ourselves.

Know that you can do something about spiritual dryness—it is time to take ownership of your spiritual condition and your relationship with God.

2. Recognise Your Deepest Need

‘I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit…’ Isaiah 44:3

According to scripture, the answer to spiritual dryness is intimacy with God and a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit. Our need is for God Himself.

However, when spiritual dryness is related to Christian service or busy-ness, we often focus on external points of need:

  • ‘I need a break’
  • ‘I need help’
  • ‘I need a change of responsibilities’

These needs may be genuine—and we should make definite plans to meet them. However, we should never ignore the real, underlying need:

‘I need to reconnect with God and be re-filled with His Spirit.’

3. Stop Deferring

A common response to spiritual dryness is to look beyond our present circumstances to some future time when we will have the space and opportunity to be refreshed.

This is the ‘I am waiting for…’ mindset:

  • I am waiting for this busy season to be over—and then I will have time to spend with God
  • I am waiting for assistance from another person

Let’s face it—circumstances may not change immediately. By continuing to put our spiritual needs on hold, we face the danger of moving from dryness to burnout.

Take action now. If you do not have a day, take an hour. If you do not have an hour, find a moment with God.

Sometimes, a moment is all it takes.

4. Reconnect with God

Jesus said, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.” (John 7:37)

We need to do whatever it takes to get into a place where we encounter God. David spoke of this search in the Psalms:

‘As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?’ (Psalm 42:1-2)

For inspiration, recall previous times you have felt close to God or encountered Him in a significant way.

Acknowledge and repent of any areas of sin that the Holy Spirit brings to mind.

Recognise that you have a unique way of connecting with God. It may be through worship, or solitude, reflecting on Scripture, spending time with on-fire Christians, or taking time in the Great Outdoors. [2]

5. Ask God to Re-fill you

The best prayers are the simplest ones, such as

‘Father, fill me afresh with Your Spirit.’

In the book of Acts, when faced with persecution, the church knew that their greatest need was not for circumstances to change. It was for a fresh empowerment of the Holy Spirit.

In answer to their prayer, the Holy Spirit fell upon them and they were given boldness to speak, and power to serve God. (Acts 4:23-34)

6. Review and Re-Focus

Jesus only did what He saw the Father doing. No more, and no less. (John 5:19)

There were needs that He did not meet, because it was not in the Father’s timing or purpose for Him to do so.

Some traps we can fall into include believing that:

  • Our role or ministry is indispensible
  • No one else can do a job as well as we can
  • Our work must always be done perfectly or at our own high standard (perfectionism)

Excellence honours God—but should never become more important than God.

If you can relate to this, I encourage you to review the story of Mary and Martha. [3]

7. Receive the Support of Others

In an extreme case of dryness, we need the help and support of others.

This may include:

  • Being honest
  • Asking for prayer
  • Receiving assistance

In God’s Kingdom, this is not a sign of weakness, but of strength.

Your courage to align your life with God’s priorities will inspire others to do the same.


Do you have any more ideas for recovering from spiritual dryness that could help others? Do you have questions or experiences that you would like to share? Leave a comment in the box below. If the comments box is not visible, click on this link and scroll down.


Notes:

See my earlier article, 7 Signs of Spiritual Dryness

[1] In this article I am specifically discussing spiritual depletion. However emotional, mental and physical fatigue can also occur, requiring additional needs to be met.

[2] For more thoughts on this, see

How To Discover Your Spiritual Pathway

Does Your Devotional Life Need Resuscitating?

How Using Your Learning Style Can Revitalise Your Bible Study

[3] I wrote an article about Mary and Martha here: The Most Important Decision You Can Make: 4 traps To Avoid in your Service for God


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