Every Children’s Ministry Worker Needs to Hit The Pause Button Sometimes

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I love that we can pause live TV. Someday our kids will laugh that people ever watched TV without this feature. Of course they’ll also laugh that we ever had cars that couldn’t take us to the moon too, but that’s another story (boy did my parent’s generation really let us down on that one).

The pause button is a great feature for any remote, but it is an essential habit in the life of every healthy children’s ministry worker.

When was the last time that you hit the pause button…

…to write a handwritten note to someone who has made a difference in your life?

…to spend time with God, not because you have a need but to listen to Him in the stillness of the moment?

…to buy a homeless person some lunch (and not tell anyone about it)?

…to help someone else with their work so that they can hit the pause button themselves?

…to show a child that they are important by doing something that THEY want to do?

…to take a nap in the middle of the day?

…to share a hurt with a close and trustworthy friend?

…to write down what you are learning and how you are growing?

…to sit outside and enjoy this amazing playground called Earth?

…to slow down long enough to really ask yourself the “What if?” question about your life and children’s ministry?

I hope that you make some time to hit the pause button with your family and friends this Christmas season and throughout next year.

When was the last time that you hit the pause button? It’s probably been too long.

–Jeff

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