We all have hidden wounds. Pastor, that includes you. Maybe it’s from your childhood, a painful event that you’re still dealing with years later. Maybe it’s someone who has hurt you in ministry through unfair criticism or attacks on your family.
And these memories haunt your ministry. You’ve tried everything to get past them. You hide them so no one can use the pain from your past to hurt your ministry.
But the truth is, you forget physical pain from years back, but you never forget emotional wounds.
What do you do with that pain so it no longer drags you, your family, and your ministry down?
Admit your hurt.
You won’t get well until you face your feelings. Holding on to a hurt is like having a hot coal inside your heart. It’ll burn you up inside.
You begin to find the answer for your hurt when you own up to it. Revealing your feelings is the beginning of healing.
- Be honest with God. He is big and can handle it.
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