Burnout occurs when the things that once gave us life and energy become discouraging and draining instead, sacrificing our pleasures and accomplishments to the continual onslaught of "next.” While a common danger for Christians who dedicate their efforts to God’s kingdom, burnout eventually makes us choose cynical numbness over the “caring exhaustion” of Christian service. How do we avoid this pitfall?
Brad Hambrick argues that burnout is actually a consequence of our life management, and he shows us how to create a time budget to avoid living beyond our means with the time God has provided. He helps us remember to rest in God’s fairness rather than try to gain his acceptance.
The Gospel for Real Life booklet series by the Association of Biblical Counselors (ABC) applies the timeless hope of Christ to the unique struggles of modern believers.
About the author:
Brad Hambrick is Pastor of Counseling at The Summit Church in Durham, North Carolina. Brad also serves as a Council Board member with the Biblical Counseling Coalition and Chief Editor for The Journal of Counseling & Discipleship with the Association of Biblical Counselors. Brad has been … read moremarried to his wife Sallie since 1999 and has two wonderful boys.
“These reflections have it all—theological depth, gospel centrality, humility, and practical advice. I cannot commend it highly enough!” ~J. G. Greear, Senior Pastor, The Summit Church, Durham, North Carolina
“After sharing wise principles for life planning, Burnout diagnoses root causes and then points us toward heart cures—rest in Christ.” ~Robert W. Kellemen, Executive Director, Biblical Counseling Coalition