Saturday, August 1, 2015

Why Do Christians Get so Burned-out?

The continuing tragedy of wonderful Christian leaders, Pastors and Missionaries falling apart continues to haunt  our churches and ministry organizations. Burn-out and Crashing and burning are terrible for the victims, their families and worse for the Kingdom! It communicates the opposite of peace, freedom and power.

For the last 20 years or so I have offered free care, counsel and prayer for any Christian leaders that have collapsed, crashed or near to it. An ounce or prevention is worth a pound of cure.

What is the cause of such crises? It is not simply one thing but one pattern of behavior seems to underlie many of the situations I have seen personally. In a word it is Performance Orientation or Driven to Perform for God rather than act out of joy and fullness of the Spirit!

Almost every Pious Christian I know operates out of a constant inner voice that screams "You Should Do More for God!!!!" No matter how much they do the Voice of Should shouts and drives us on!

Do more!
Pray more!
Give more!
Preach better!
Save more sinners!
Start a new revival!

The Performance Voice is Never Satisfied! It is the fuel that feeds the fire. See my book, Hope and Change...


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