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  1. I have experienced/observed something that we all struggle with – too much ownership. When it takes a lot of who you are to do ministry in the church, it becomes part of your blood stream – part/most of your 24 hour buzz. I would then ask, do you have any hobbies outside of ministry? Say golf to which you could turn your attention to after you “are done with your work” – ie. retire. Letting go should be easier if you have something you are looking forward to doing. If you work with someone that is having a hard time “letting go”, maybe you could help them realize a forgotten dream or hobby. thank you.

  2. As one just entering ministry (leadership) I am seeing this and it is breaking my heart. Transition is difficult and must be done gently and with grace. Humility is key for both sides. Praying God allows your words to minister to many. Thanks once again, Jim.

  3. pastor jim sharp March 22, 2013 at 3:59 am

    is this not, at the root, a spiritual problem? if one discerns that God Himself is saying; “its time to pass the baton” … than a godly leader will do just that and find his/her satisfaction with the “well done” … that will be crown enough.

  4. prophet peter smith March 21, 2013 at 8:28 am

    am from Africa,I really want God to use me more to Affect peoples life positively…I also need to partner with a church out side Nigeria because am more on prison ministry.I need Ecouragement.