I have been cranking out quite a bit of content lately and boy is my throat and fingers tired lol. In case you did not know, this is what my schedule kind of looks like in an average week.
Up at 6:00 a.m. (most days)
Morning Facebook Live Devotion (10-15 minutes)
Create a 2-3 videos a week of YouTube (almost to 1300 subs)
Write 3-4 Blog Posts
Work on message series
Work on podcast
You may ask, “Paul, with all this, how do you have time for youth ministry?” That’s easy, I’m a youth pastor first and foremost. The needs of the kids in our ministry come first. There have been weeks where I haven’t posted anything, anywhere, because I was 100% focused on the church and our youth.
My passion for other youth workers and their needs is somewhere around 9-10 in a top 10 list. One day that may change, but for now, I minister to teenagers and my community full time and create on the side.
I’m not going to lie, creating, speaking, to youth workers, etc. is very tempting, especially if I am not liking the direction of our youth ministry or I just don’t want to deal with an issue.; but when kids hug you before leaving the youth meeting, get inspired and tell they want to start a drama team, and laugh at your lame jokes, it’s easy to know where my treasure is.
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Luke 12:34
Where is your treasure right now?
Is there anything competing for your heart? What?
How do you deal with the tension?