Youth worker, who do you say that I am?
You are Christ, the filler of my weekends.
You are Jesus, compelling me to attend meeting upon meeting.
You are Jesus who keeps me from taking vacations with my family because of the next mission trip, camp or event.
You are the Christ who presses me to get the newsletter done.
You are Jesus who demands the buzzwords of “excellence” and “leadership.”
You are Christ who returns me to my home day after day with barely enough energy to find the remote and flop on my couch.
You are Jesus who puts me in positions where parents blame me whenever their kids screw up.
You are the Christ who causes my mind to race from worry to worry each night while sleep evades me.
You are Jesus who keeps me from exercise and play by making me too busy working for you.
You are the Christ who keeps me from deep relationships.
Somehow, somewhere we know these things are not Jesus, but our daily planners reveal our true beliefs.
What does your life say about how you answer Jesus when he asks, “Who do you say that I am?”
Slow down, be quiet and rest with Jesus for your strength.