I can’t imagine fundraising the rest of my life? How do I handle that oppressive thought?

Easy.  Stop trying to imagine doing it the rest of your life!  I’ve been doing it 40 years and I can’t imagine doing it the rest of my life either!  God doesn’t give grace in advance of when you need it.  Hebrews 4:16 says He gives “grace to help in time of need.”  You don’t need it yet!

But He will give you grace to get on the phone tonight to make a few calls!

Also, you may not be called to being supported by donor gift income for life.  Called “for now” is okay.  One day at a time.