Month: January 2015

A Pastor’s Battle with Insecurity – Part 9

You will notice, as a leader, that your struggle with your insecurities can “come and go.” You will likely feel as if you’ve won the war during times of success or popularity among the people you lead. However, insecurity raises its ugly head most often in times when you feel intimidated in certain situations. By

Read More

A Pastor’s Battle with Insecurity – Part 8

Over the past several weeks, we have been looking at the different ways that insecurities show up in the lives of pastors and spiritual leaders. Yes, these wonderful friends battle the same human condition that the rest of us wrestle with, but often they are not “allowed” to demonstrate such struggles, at least not where

Read More

A Pastor’s Battle with Insecurity – Part 7

After considering what insecurity looks like in the life of a pastor for several weeks, we’ve been able to discuss five dominant “conditions” that reveal such insecurity—Comparison, Compensation, Competition, Compulsion, and Condemnation. These attitudes or expressions demonstrate that our pastors are people too. Next up to consider is when insecurity looks like Control. CONTROL In

Read More

A Pastor’s Battle with Insecurity – Part 6

We’ve already looked at a number of ways that insecure reveals itself in the life of a pastor, but there is one way we haven’t discussed that can be particularly destructive to that leader’s ministry—Condemnation. CONDEMNATION The judgmental attitude of yourself or others, which results in self-pity or self-conceit. When a pastor feels insecure, one

Read More