If you were back at the start
I've been asking older mates in ministry a question.
"What do you know now, that would have been helpful to know when you started ministry."
I'm only in my 6th year of full time paid ministry and I think for me, I would say.
Look after yourself and look after your family.
I was reminded of this the other day.
I was out running at lunch (looking after myself physically) and listening to SMBC Principals Hour (looking after myself spiritually).
While I was running I saw two mates in ministry.
One was with his son and a group of boys from his class on an excursion in town.
The other was pushing his daughters on their bikes along a running/ bike path.
It was encouraging to see.
How would you answer this question?
And are you living it now?