THIS is a great principle...the difference between what is Doable Hard and Destructable Hard. Doable Hard is times in ministry when thing are difficult...there are tough challenges, but the challenges excite you...they make you want to take them on! Destructable Hard are the times in ministry when the challenges just tear you down...they don't just drain your energy, but leave your tank empty...they leave you UGH! (BTW...thanks to Bill Hybels for this principle!)
I LOVE THIS...both for myself and our church...The question all of us need to answer when we are struggling through challenges is "is this a Doable Hard?" If so...I CAN PLOW THROUGH!! If NOT...something needs to change, and change quickly!