Pastoring can be very challenging at times. We are expected to always be ‘on’. To always be prepared to deliver a key thought, sermon, devotional, homily. Most times, I’ve been able to keep up. Unlike many of my colleagues, I enjoy speaking / teaching. It comes naturally to me, always has. Even still, there are times when I am spent, emotionally, spiritually or physically. In those moments, I still have to work. I’m still expected to contribute.
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