I need to confess: sometimes student ministry and pastoral church work in general kicks my rear end. I wrote last January 2013 about a significant time when I hit the 18-month wall in ministry, a make-or-break time for many student pastors in the field. You can read that post here. And now, I feel like I am going through another transitional season in ministry.
Every year or so, given the rhythm of ministry and programs, along with natural breaks in seasons, I hit these walls when I rightly re-evaluate and re-think my current call to ministry. I believe that these times of reflection need to happen for long-term continuation in ministry, as well as for spiritual and ministerial growth. And most of the time, I negotiate these walls with confidence and vision.
But I must confess that the last few weeks have hit me harder than usual this time.