As leaders in ministry, we minister God’s love, wisdom, and healing to a broken world. It would be foolish to think we are immune to this stuff. We all have been looking for the force field that would protect us from getting hurt, experiencing loneliness and remain in perfect health, however, I don’t believe there is one. I believe when we love others we become vulnerable to hurting people hurting people, particularly you.
We minister to others, but who ministers to us? Who can we rely on when the going gets tough? It’s easy to tell someone to get it together, but who is telling us? Do we have someone in our lives to give us those wake up calls to our own silly choices?
Having the right support group in place is paramount to a great leader. When you are in ministry, you will be surrounded by people all the time. But not all those people will be the support you will need to walk in the mighty gifts and talents God has placed within you.
What do you look for in armor bearers? What kind of qualities will they display to tip you off that God has placed them for the purpose of supporting you?