Someplace in the bible it's written that there is a time to go to war, a time for peace, and so on.
In other words, there is a time for everything !!!
So, keeping this verse in mind, I remember many years ago when I was layed off and on vacation, that I wanted to be a auxiliary pioneer for a a month or two, and the elders didn't want !!!
They told me, "when you work, you miss many meetings and you hardly go out in the field service, and now you want to be an auxiliary pioneer". That got one elder in particular angry, so he refused to sign the paper slip so that I could become aux. pionner the next month.
So, I told that elder that when I work, I'll miss many meetings, but when I'm layed off, I'll do much more, but the elder didn't like my ups and downs.
But If we come back to what the bible says, "there is atime for everything", the elder should have known better and should have accepted that I was finally free to aux. pioneer.
From that moment on, I never offered to pioneer.
Yeah, that elder wanted the last word. As result, I never wanted to pioneer again.