There are plenty of noticeable signs indicating your need for an intermission:
You may feel tired and weary, desperately needing rest. You may talk about Jesus and invite people into a relationship with Him while having lost your love for him or feel strangely distant from experiencing His presence in your own life.
You might struggle with your team, your sending or supporting churches, your congregation or even the people you want to serve. You might feel resentment instead of love and experience storms or confusion instead of peace.
You might head towards a burn-out or are ready to pack your bags and move back home. Or anywhere really… Although you are dedicated, committed and giving your all, you might perhaps feel unimportant, unfulfilled, stressed and full of criticism. You have been dealt blows by circumstances and life.
I have been there. It is normal.
It is in those places when we try to keep pretending all is well that we need an intermission – a break and taking a step back from what we are doing so we can pay attention to how we are doing. How we are really doing.
Let me tell you this and I pray you are really hearing this: God did not create you to do work for him, he created you to be with him. He wants to hear from you, not from your work! He cares about you and is waiting to meet you – wherever you are.