Warm greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Below is a link to the reality checklist that we handed out yesterday in the adult Sunday School class, Beating Burnout. Obviously, I am well aware of the irony of assigning homework in a class about burnout. But this homework is actually going to serve a very important function in beating burnout. It aims to help you detect any significant areas of malfunction in your life. Now, there isn’t one single issue on this list—by itself—that equals burnout, though some are certainly more telling than others, but if you find yourself answering yes to items, that should send up some red flags for you.
So, I’m asking you to read through the statements concerning various areas of life and note the things that apply to you. Now, I should be clear. There are some pretty personal questions on this sheet. So, don’t worry, we are not going to discuss each question out in the open in front of everyone next week. But I do hope that you will find one other person (it could be your spouse!) and share every answer to every question with him/her. If you really want to get the most bang for your buck, share it with your spouse and one another person!
On Sunday, Lord willing, we will discuss these categories, and I’d like some general feedback from you, but no one will be put on the spot with specific answers to specific questions. I am praying for a holy and happy week for each of you, and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday! If you’ve got any questions, please let me know. And if you missed class, you can find the recording online!
Beating Burnout with You,