Crisis in the life of a Minister is nothing new. The Bible is replete with examples of how “bad things happen
to good people.” Real life teaches us what Jesus emphasized, “He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous” (Matthew 5:45). Being a servant of God is no guarantee of a life without suffering and difficulty. What is guaranteed is that God is with us and that nothing can separate us from His love!
All of us have experienced one or more of the following crises: death of a loved one, unexpected loss of church or position, divorce, moral failure, diagnosis of a serious disease, or even natural disaster. However, crisis does not have to result in the meltdown of our ministry or the burnout of our lives and the lives of our family!
When overwhelmed with suffering or difficulty, instead of throwing in the towel consider the following proven steps to avoiding burnout. How does a minister respond to crisis?
- Rest the body – take better care of yourself!
- Release your frustrations – letting go of feelings begins the healing.
- Refocus on God – get your eyes off the problem and look to Jesus.
- Resume serving others – help someone less fortunate than you.
- Remember you’re not alone – let Ministerial Care walk with you!
For more information on the Center for Ministerial Care’s crisis intervention, call Dusty Wilson at the State Office (813) 620-3366 x109 Or, feel free to call William H. Wooten 904-781-5368 . Let us HELP!