Auto Pilot–(idiom) functioning in an unthinking or reflexive manner.
It is easy to shift into auto pilot in my job. Ministry can be a very draining, and numbing practice. It can take the fire out of you, it can take the feeling out of you. After a couple years of working in ministry, the hardships and trying times people go through fall into a catagory of “I’ve heard this before.”
I hate it.
I never want to become “unthinking or reflexive in manner,” but the truth is, sometimes in ministry, it’s just easier.
How can I keep a tender heart toward my students and people? What would you suggest?