If you know me, then you know that I work a lot; some would say too much. I don’t know if I agree, but that could be a long post by itself. There is nothing wrong with working hard or long hours assuming you have found a balance and it works with your family. I think the issue comes in when your work becomes your identity. I can say that I have reached that point many times in my life and I seem to fall into it easily.
It would be easy to blame the job, even more when you have a ministry job. In my case, it has always been my personal drive. Always trying to do the best I can leads me to getting lost in my work, then my work becomes an idol.
I have to remind myself every day that my identity is in Christ. My work is to serve Jesus.