Do you ever get the sense you've Peter Principled yourself out? The Peter Principle says everyone rises to his or her level of incompetence, that is, that when you know how to do a job, you'll be promoted or given additional duties until you reach a place where you no longer know what you are doing... and there you'll stay.
If I had to be perfectly honest, I'd say that's pretty much how I'm feeling right now in just about every area of my life. Pastoring, being a dad, being a husband... interpersonal relationships and general life skills. I feel like any heat I might have had to throw got thrown a good while ago.
It's not as though my life is particularly difficult- I don't have many challenges- considerably fewer than a lot of people. But what I do have tends to stymie me. My own inabilities seem perfectly matched to the challenges I face.
Or more likely, they create them...
And if my particular challenges and created by my particular inabilities... erg.
So I'm praying- Praying that God will help me gain new sensitivities and skills and grow as a husband, a father, a pastor. Probably in that order too.
Sometimes I just hate the fact that it seems like the only way to really learn how to do something is to fail at it.