- Pastors, You Have a Hope and a Future
- Inspiration from a 100-Year-Old Pastor’s Sermon
- A Life of Ministry with No Regrets
- A Crowd of Support for Pastors
- Pastors, You Do Have a Partner
- The Significance of Your Ministry
- When Ministry Is Too Much to Bear
- Master Your Emotions
- Reframe the Problem
- Facing the Opposition
- The Main Thing
- Prepare to Move Forward
- Treasure Your Call
- Come Back to Your Call
- Come Back to Your Mission
- Explore Your Mission Afresh
- This Is What God Has Given You
- Refresh Your Leadership
- A New Way of Working
- Fall in love all over again!
- Take Care of Yourself
- Pastors, You Are Ready for a Spiritual Retreat
- Lead with Abundant Joy!
- Supporting You Going Forward
Pastors know well from their counselling and prayer sessions that when people let emotions drive their decision-making, not much good ever comes of it. The wrong time to make a decision is in the heat of the moment when euphoria or dread are your driving emotions. Better decisions will be made when you pause and wait for an objective, healthy perspective to return.
Pastors, do not let your emotions related to current circumstances master you. Accept the emotion as a fact, but then do something about it and master your emotions before making decisions about your future. Some good advice I’ve used throughout my adult life is to accept the worst, fully accept that it is your fate, but then do everything you can to improve on it for a better future. This tactic changes fear and dread of a potential future event to a hopeful optimism that you can make the future better for you.
This post from March 6, 2010 will help you conquer your fears by stepping back from them and transferring your attention to positive steps you can take. Be encouraged!