Do you have someone you can share everything with? Do you have a group that you keep close? You tell them when ministry is hard. You share when people have let you down. You open up about your fears. You tell them things that you can’t tell everyone, shouldn’t tell everyone. Jesus brought a small group close to his pain.
33 And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. 34 And he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death….” (Mark 14:33-34)
Ministry is not an easy life; Jesus had moments of distress and despair and sorrow and grief. AND, Jesus had friends to share it with, to watch him hurt. Who do you bring close, leader? What do you tell them, pastor? Are you sharing enough? Your honesty will empower and resource their future vulnerability. Revealing your weakness makes them stronger.
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. – Apostle Paul (Gal 6:2)