I think in the season of rest God has called our family to, we are learning what it looks like to desire God more than we desire what is next. It is often easy to get wrapped up in a plan, or a call. We can get so wrapped up in ministry, or whatever task it is God has given us, and forget to desire God more than we desire it. My husband and I are driven people, and when something falls in our laps we abandon everything for the mission. But Jesus didn't give us His mission to forsake the cause.
This is why some get burnt out of the mission in ministry. We get wrapped up in it and not in Jesus. We know our family is called to full-time ministry forever, but I never want to live for ministry or what's next. But I want to get to the point that Job got to. Job said in Job 13, that even if God kills him, he will still hope in Him; surely he will see His face. Job never lost sight of the cause. Even the disciples did not loose sight while on mission. While Stephen was being stoned, He looked to Jesus and said take my spirit, and do not charge them. He lived for the cause, not for the mission.
Pastors' wives step in the gap and do not allow your family to get wrapped up in the mission and forsake the cause. The devil is sneaky. When we are ministry minded it can seem like we are Jesus minded. The devil knows how to twist things up, and before you know it we have lost sight for Jesus and are living on mission without the cause.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor