Ladies and Gentlemen ... I need a break. Not because I'm tired of writing for God. I love writing for Him. Many times, it's therapeutic, and it gives me a sense of purpose. It also keeps me in the Word. I have absolutely no higher honor than writing for Christ. It's my greatest promotion to date.
But ministry of any kind can have its drawbacks. It is very possible to give you all a message and miss the message myself. In times past, I didn't understand how a minister could give a word, but not live by the word they give. But now, I completely understand it.
I have had moments where I was so eager to write about what I read that I didn't let what I read sit in my spirit. I was so in a rush to get it out that I didn't receive the very word that I was giving out. Essentially, we can be fully enveloped within ministry while not being fully enveloped in God. Paul expressed his concern with ministry and his personal connection with God here:
No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
(1 Corinthians 9:27 NIV)
Furthermore, we know from reading the New Testament that Christ would often go off by Himself to meditate and focus. While I have definitely disconnected from the world on multiple occasions to get closer to God, I would always make sure to have an article written and posted every week. I did this because I counted it as my duty... my devotion to God.
Yet, my soul is more important than my ministry. You can't pour from an empty cup they say. So, this time, I'm taking a step back from it all. For the next few weeks, there will be no Write On! Wednesday post or any daily social media post ... unless God says otherwise. I imagine I won't be gone for any longer than three- or four-weeks tops.
But hey! In the meantime, I have over 100 articles on this website if you feel the need to read an article from little ol' me. I'll be back on duty shortly... I can't stay away for too long 😊
Adios for now! I'll see you guys later. Be blessed!
Quin Arrington's debut book "And Then You Shall Have Good Success: Attaining Good Success God's Way" is available on Amazon in paperback and eBook format. Link to book listed below.