Is This Your Letter?
Dear Senior Pastor,
I’m thinking of quitting.
Don’t get me wrong. I love my job. I love the kids. I even love you, most of the time. (J/K) It’s just that I feel like I hardly know God any more. I know that sounds crazy, I’m a pastor for crying out loud! But speaking of crying – if I was really honest with you (and with God), I might just cry out. But I don’t dare. I just keep on the happy face, stay busy, and hope no one knows how empty I feel inside sometimes. No, most of the time.
Busyness is my secret to survival. But if I could get away from all this “ministry stuff,” just for a little while – I think it would do wonders for my soul… and for the ministry. Ultimately the kids would benefit too, because everything I do would be more genuine coming from someone who isn’t going through the motions. Rather, they would be impacted by someone who has literally walked with God for a few days.
Do you think the ministry could survive a few days without me while I go reconnect with God? My family needs me to. I really need it. My soul needs it. I promise you, it’s the best thing you could send me to right now. I’ll be back before you know it, and I’ll be a different person. For I will have been with God, without distraction.
Thanks for listening.