Beautiful Feet Tidbit: Why are you there?
Recently I spent a little bit of time with a group of people at my churches neighborhood group. Basically, a group of people get together and discuss the ups and downs of life and we read the Bible and pray for one another. Honestly, it is a great way to stay connected to the church and to build community.
This particular week we discussed the turnover rate of a church pastor, which apparently is very high. Due to this fact, I related the turnover rate of a pastor to the turnover rate of a teacher which is also very high in the first 5 years of teaching. I recalled the last year where I felt like throwing in the towel when it comes to my teaching career.
The question was eventually asked: What can we do to prevent the high rate of turnover in these two fields?
I thought for a moment before I spoke. Personally it had to do with the fact that too often we forget why we cased after the career in the first place. We get so bombarded by the hustle and bustle of the job and the extremely high responsibilities and we forget the passion that drove us to the career in the first place.
Do you ever feel this way? Do you ever feel like you want to quit and change your occupation? Trust me, it’s normal. I’ve been there: the stress, the demand, the feeling like you’re a failure while everyone else seems to strive in their positions.
We must all remember that when life gets rough Jesus is with us. When we face these struggles Jesus understands. Also, there are people around you who have felt this same way. They remember being where you are and they can now help you navigate through the landmines.
We must remind ourselves over and over and over again of the passion that we have for the people, or the tasks, or the job, or the impact that we will make. We must persevere!
Anthony K. Giesick
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