When we face criticism, we often respond with anger, denial, or defensiveness, but that causes us to miss a great opportunity for growth. Paul shared wisdom with the Thessalonian church to help them persevere through challenges, and that wisdom can help us remain steadfast through obstacles, persecution, and criticism today.
A stressful lifestyle, being overworked, under-challenged, time pressure, caring for an ill relative, and unresolved conflicts with colleagues all contribute to stress and possible burnout. Any extreme commitment that results in neglecting your own needs, may lead to burnout. This week Pastor Mark helps us understand how to overcome burnout, and how to live today so that we can thrive tomorrow.