Ministry is an emotional roller coaster. Much of leadership is for that matter.
One day you’re on top of the world,. The next day you want to bury yourself in a deep cave.
You probably think only the way to get off the emotional roller coaster of ministry is to quit. To leave it for a more normal life.
In fact, I don’t recommend it.
You don’t have to abandon your calling, even though we live in an age where many do. It’s so tragic, because there is a way to survive, and even thrive.
Believe it or not, there is a way to stay in ministry and not engage all of the emotional twists and turns that leave so many leaders wrung out.
In a previous post (What Everybody Ought to Know About Emotions and Ministry), I outlined the reasons why ministry is so emotional for so many.
Knowing the reason why ministry is emotional is half the battle, but here’s the other half is about practices you follow to stay healthy.
6 Keys to Staying off the Emotional Roller Coaster of Ministry
So what are those practices? What should you do to stay emotionally balanced and healthy?
Here are six that helped me: