Month: December 2014

A Pastor’s Battle with Insecurity – Part 5

When considering what insecurity looks like in the life of a pastor, we’ve already discussed Comparison, Compensation, and Competition. These attitudes or expressions demonstrate that our pastors are people too. But there’s more to this discussion than simply admitting that. We have to find ways to prevent these feelings from affecting our behavior because when

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A Pastor’s Battle with Insecurity – Part 4

Thus far, we have considered two of the ways that insecurity is revealed in the life of a pastor. Frankly, the evidence of insecurity in a pastor’s life isn’t easy for a congregation to process. We need our pastor to somehow have eclipsed the struggles we deal with. After all, how can he lead us

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A Pastor’s Battle with Insecurity – Part 3

Last time, we began a look at the seven indicators that a pastor is feeling insecure. As we have said, pastors face the same internal challenges and have the same need for acceptance and significance as everyone else. So, when they are wrestling with such issues, one or more of these indicators will likely be

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A Pastor’s Battle with Insecurity – Part 2

RECOGNIZING INSECURITY IN YOUR BEHAVIOR… Frankly, personal insecurity is fairly easy to spot in our behaviors. As pastors, we often fail to see it merely because we prefer to ignore it or don’t believe we can afford to focus on our needs with the responsibility we carry to address the needs of so many others.

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A Pastor’s Battle with Insecurity – Part 1

As a pastor, you simply aren’t allowed to have too many personal problems. While most folks realize that you’re human, just like they are, there will still be a great deal of pressure to keep your own struggles hidden. People feel insecure if they think their pastor isn’t doing okay himself. Pastors may be people

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