Poor leader

Tonight may well have been my breaking point. I suppose that I'll know tomorrow. I have been in a support staff role taking on multiple responsibilities for the past 3 years or so, with the past 2 increasing my work load significantly as I took on the role of youth pastor. I can handle multitasking and delegation but it seems that every decision that has been made from the lead pastor has created "undelegateable" work for me.

I feel sick, achy, and was even expected to work AGAINST my doctor's orders. I know that I'm called to ministry but this situation is clouding my outlook. The lead pastor is a family member, whom I have talked to about these items with no change or even true concern (from my perspective). Personally I am tired of egotistical leaders that abuse scripture to condone the abuse of their staff. Please speak to me, Lord - I don't want to be bitter.

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by: Anonymous

Dear Karl, thank you. It helps to hear something from someone not tied to the situation. There doesn't seem to be anyone to talk about these things with.

What's the Loving Thing To Do?
by: Rev. Dr. Karl Galik

So...what's the loving thing to do?
Is it loving to drive full speed toward the cliff?
Is it loving to red-line your body till it breaks down?
Is it loving to stuff every anxiety down the family/obligation hole?

If you believe the above are loving, then you're well on your way.

If you believe it is unloving of yourself, God, others, then you'll need to first ask the Spirit to equip you to do the loving thing.

Once your persuaded, no, convicted it's the loving thing to do, you'll find God's courage to do - or perhaps in your case - stop doing it.

Peace,
Karl
KarlGalik.com

Bad practice
by: Anonymous

One of the reasons leaders fail is not because of bad theology but bad practices such as people management.

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