If as a leader you have ever felt alone, in over your head or that you just needed replenishment- you are not alone!
In this book Witt cites surveys that indicate many are fatigued, emotionally drained and struggling:
- 80% of Christian leaders feel discouraged in their roles
- 70% do not have a friend, confidant or close mentor
- 71% said they were burned out
- One in every ten ministers will actually retire as ministers
It does not have to be this way! When, not ‘if’, you need replenishing, consider these 10 replenishing steps:
- Identify the external and internal forces that are draining you.
- Make Jesus your life and let your leadership and ministry flow out of that relationship.
- Get equipped to have healthy soul- it is just as important as gaining skills and competencies.
- Get over approval addiction and do not spend emotional energy worrying about criticism.
- Be excessively clear about lines of authority and expectations.
- Use your priorities to filter opportunities and options (learn to say NO).
- Understand that hidden years are the surprising birthplace of true spiritual greatness.
- Build healthy, soul replenishing activities into your daily, weekly, monthly and annual schedule.
- Develop a handful of deep friendships.
- Find your life in Christ- not in the opinions of others.
Until next time- may God revitalize you!
Q: What do you feel are the best practices for staying healthy as a leader?