Pastor Kevin Sanders

"He must increase, but I must decrease." -John 3:30

Burned Out

I have a confession to make.

I’ve been feeling burned out lately.

This has been a glorious year of ministry: campus work, the new book, expansions in the radio ministry, etc. But it has also been a challenging year—funny how “success” and trials often go together.

Exactly what has caused the burnout? I’m not really sure. But I have a few ideas:

*First and foremost, I’ve had to make some tough ministry decisions this year. I’m at peace with these decisions, but getting there has been a long, exhausting process. Sorry for not going into more detail, but it’s for the best.

*This has been a very busy year—balancing several new ministry opportunities. I think I kind of hit a “wall” last month after February (my busiest month).

*Financial stress. God is faithful, and I’ve never once had to really worry about where my next meal is coming from. But like everyone else, I am affected by the current economic climate.

*It’s hot. Really hot.

I’m praying my visit home will be a time to recharge.


  1. check out mad church disease book by anne jackson.

  2. hey,i believe that it’s just human nature but don’t give up…there’s a lot of things God has prepared for you in the future…just always remember that whenever you feel that way, always go to Jesus and ask Him to recharge you.

    What i do when i feel that way is,i assess myself and reflect like this: “am i too busy with the kingdom that i don’t spend quality time with the King? am i always in a hurry to do this and that, that affects my valuable time with the King?”

    i pray that as you take your vacation, you’ll have more time with “THE KING” and allow him to refresh you and recharge you…allow him to create more desire in you to be with Him. Let the fire keep burning in your heart.

    What i also do whenever i feel the same is,i spend more time in listening to praise and worship music, read God’s word and just pour out to Him everything i feel and ask him to renew my relationship with Him and go on with the things he wants me to do and remember the good things He has done for me,my family and everything he has accmplished in my life and through my life.

    I forgot the verse but it talks about David encouraging himself in the Lord. Be encouraged in the Lord always!

  3. Maybe you really just need a vacation and get away from whatever it is that’s burning you out. Re-focus.

  4. Thank you for all your hard work. I do pray for you and your ministry and I have personally been blessed by it. Have an excellent trip home.

  5. I can actually relate to this….you’ll get through with this. God bless your trip brother! 🙂

  6. May you find some restorative peace and feel renewed….
    Jesus wants that for you…

    All’s grace,

  7. REST kuya.

    Tao ka rin. 😉

  8. [itchy]uvula says:
    2:41 PM
    Thank you for all your hard work. I do pray for you and your ministry and I have personally been blessed by it. Have an excellent trip home.
    Me too. Take care of yourself.

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