When an elder promises to do something but fails to do it. When an elder doesn’t follow through with his duties and many people are hurt as a result. When an elder’s personal character is disgraced because of indiscipline and not keeping one’s word.
Get away from one’s work. Do this by yourself. Go to a quiet place, preferably in nature, God’s creation. Get spiritual rest. Jesus is saying, “Come apart from your work, or you will fall apart.” This verse teaches the need for spiritual refueling and refreshing the soul through a spiritual retreat.
Everyone in the church is to be involved in serving. The elders cannot do it all. That is impossible. Elders need to have time for family and rest. Elders need a balanced life. Life cannot be all work and no play. But if they try to do everything, they will hurt their families and their own spiritual lives. Good leaders are always good delegators. By effective delegating, more work actually is accomplished.
In what ways are we slaves to the phone?
Explain how Acts 6:1-7 illustrates how good leaders delegate responsibilities to others.
If you are a procrastinator, pray for fresh grace everyday to conquer this vice.
Together with your spouse, lay out your weekly schedule to see if there is proper time for rest, exercise and family. If not, find ways to incorporate these important elements. You may need to say no to some good but not best things.