They say that you can only be truly excellent at 1 or 2 things. To be excellent in anything takes time, practice, and dedication, which are three finite resources. In ministry, there is no doubt that the work we do deserves, and demands, excellence.
There is a problem, though, for part-timers and bi-vocational ministers. We are called to do everything as unto the Lord, and to work as if it were for Him. Already, this puts us behind the 8 ball. If we are to strive to excel in our work, what is our second thing? It can be worship leading, but that entails a couple of things. Will we work to be great at Sunday Mornings, or foster great relationships on our teams?
And what if we are doing other things? What if we are going to grad school, or leading youth as well? What do we leave behind? What do we strive for?
I wish I could be two people, so I could be excellent at four things. Already, that sentence shows how excellent I am at math...
Darn, that is a fifth thing. Now I need to be a third person.