If you’re like me, you love being involved in a ministry or non-profit organization that benefits good causes. You believe in it. Pour your heart into it. Then, you work and work for it and promote it and promote it and eventually…you get lost in the “doing.” All of a sudden, you find yourself forgetting the entire reason you started to volunteer or give your time. You find yourself going through the motions without thinking about why you’re there. You find yourself more captivated by the working that you forget the worship. There’s always an agenda to fulfill and there always will be. Sometimes those agendas can be overwhelming, with burnout looming over entrance of your heart.

So, in this moment, put the agenda down. Close your eyes and really think upon the reason(s) for your service. Our time and effort is valuable and we all crave purpose. Remember yours. Remember who it is for. And don’t forget to rest. We all need respite to remind ourselves of the purpose and to take a heart inventory. Why are you doing what you’re doing? Is it for the Lord? Is it for the hurting and broken? Breathe. Keep going, sister. Keep going, brother. But, as you keep going, remember the passion in your heart that called you to that position of service. May God bless each of you as you fulfill the Gospel of love to one another and the Lord. Galatians 6:9. Matthew 10:42. Colossians 3:17. 1 Peter 4:10-11. ©️2019 Rachel D. Lyne

About Rachel D. Lyne

Christian Living Author: "The Apple, A Woman's Battle Plan: Overcoming Forbidden Fruit in Marriage." Devotional blogger, poet, Christian magazine content creator, and inspirational speaker.
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