The Danger of Ministry Overcompensation

It was a challenging season of life.  I was a full-time husband, new father, full-time pastor, part-time religion instructor, and doctoral student.  Needless to say, I wasn’t sleeping a lot back then.  On a certain trek coming back from Southern Seminary, I began to drift asleep at the wheel.  After about 6 days of classes and 6 hours on the road, exhaustion hit me and catastrophe wasn’t too far behind.

Gratefully, as I began to drift off the interstate, I was alerted by the tracked grooves in the road, and I was startled back to reality.  While I was grateful for the wakeup call, the sudden fright almost created a more dangerous scenario: I overcompensated.

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