“Fatigue is the price of leadership. Mediocrity is the result of never getting tired.”

Tired from another great week of Faith in Action. Being tired is something culture teaches us that we need to avoid or escape. But without exertion of energy their can be know real fruit or growth. Paul told Timothy, “…endure hardship… fulfill your ministry” (2 Timothy 4:5). And God gives His servants His energy for the task. Colossians 1:29, “That’s why I work and struggle so hard, depending on Christ’s mighty power that works within me.”

Making a difference in the lives of people is costly and exhausting. That’s the price we pay. Almost every Monday, I think about this quote from Oswald Sanders: “Fatigue is the price of leadership. Mediocrity is the result of never getting tired.”

And Jesus promises rest to the weary (Matthew 11:28). And heaven is described as rest in the book of Hebrews. So heaven can be seen as a place for those who pay the price for the mission of God and are rewarded with rest.

About Lane Corley

I am - Follower of Jesus Christ - Husband to the beautiful and patient Heather Corley - Father of three. - Church Planter / Church Planting Strategist with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. - When I can, I’m reading, raised bed gardening, deer hunting, and on mission with my church. - Hoping to be helpful.

Posted on July 1, 2013, in Faith In Action, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. This is such an encouraging quote. This week I’ve been trying to remind myself “You’re supposed to be exhausted at the end of the day. If you’re not, you haven’t spent yourself well.”

  2. Lane, very encouraging words, but I was confused about the video of the muscular guy taking a shower on the beach and drinking taquila. I assume that was something you attached to your blog. Lol. The fact that you use video to promote teaching themes at church had me looking for the connection, until the taquila commercial part.

    The commercial was titled, “The Refreshing Lifeguard,” in case you are curious about what is being attached to the end of your blog.

  3. Correction * something you did NOT know was attached.

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