Time for reflection might seem like a luxury. This article, shared by one of the esteemed pastors in the SHAPE program, hits that point.
I had a boss once who told me that if I didn't turn off my lights, put my feet up on my desk, and just reflect regularly, I wasn't doing my job. That's the mindset to adopt. The benefits of reflection are huge. Innovative ideas come. Reflection on how to do things a better way. Understanding more deeply who I am. Personal pats on the back for a job well done. It applies to pastors. It applies to all leaders.
Give it a read:http://www.alban.org/conversation.aspx?id=9414