Someone once said, “Leaders are readers.” Balanced people are balanced readers. There are three types of reading:
1. Educational: for pastors this means things like commentaries, leadership development, church health/growth, etc.
2. Recreational: fun stuff, reading just for the pleasure of it. Nothing work related.
3. Inspirational: reading that stretches your soul rather than you mind. With this type of reading you are not looking for information as much as inspiration…inspiration that deepens your intimacy with Jesus.
All three are needed for balance. Most people are good at #1 and #2 but not so good at #3. What are you reading for education, recreation, and especially inspiration?