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I’m addicted … to the app Flappy Bird. I’m afraid to delete it because I know I’ll never get it back (here’s why). Why do I love the game so much? It’s mindless, simple and great at clearing the mind. Despite it’s fun, I still need something to refuel my empty tank.
It’s perfectly normal to feel exhausted after a day of youth ministry. You are invested in relationships, studying truth and fighting spiritual battles. How you wind down from a challenging job is important. And, while games like Flappy Bird can help ease the burden, it won’t refuel you for the next day.
Just two short months ago, I sat in a room with a team of consultants who were visiting our church to help us refocus on our mission: helping people who are far from God begin a saving relationship with Jesus. Toward the end of my individual interview with the consulting team, the conversation turned to my career aspirations. One of the team members asked me how long I could see myself being a youth pastor. My answer was simple and genuine: if I reached the age of sixty-five and had spent my entire ministry career working with high school students, God would have been far too good to me.
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