If we want to be genuinely free, then there have to be some things we have to let go of first. What are the things you think you will lose if you give up that relationship or position? Usually, the thing we think we are going to lose by letting go is the very thing we are sacrificing by holding on.
We try to be faithful to people who are secretly driving us crazy, and somehow believe this is what God would want us to do. You need to be willing to hear people out on issues that concern you, and not just think they are aware of what is making you so unhappy. Isn’t that what you would like others to do for you?
It can be hard to know what to do when the hard realities of an unhealthy church culture or ministry leader impact our lives. We can start, though, by being honest with ourselves, before we focus on what others can do better.
I would love to say pursuing our calling as a coupe has been a beautiful mountaintop experience, but that would be so far from the truth. It has been a lonely uphill climb full of bumps and bruises.
Often, culture influences our decisions and behaviors without us being aware. This can make it challenging to find a healthy rhythm for our lives after experiencing dysfunction of some kind. How do we make a change when we realize we need to change the atmosphere of our faith? Here are five steps to a healthy church experience.
What do you do when your pastor lets you down? We look at one possible solution in this post.