Overly Stressed? The 4 Reactions to Watch For

I don’t need to tell you that being a pastor is a demanding occupation.

We need to keep in mind that our stress levels can rise every minute of the day. If we aren’t careful, we can find ourselves continually building pressure until we are ready to explode. The reason this happens is that we don’t let stresses go. We hold onto them until we can’t hold anymore. When the stress gets to be too much to bear, we tend to see it by how we react in other taxing situations. Do you see yourself in any of the following reactions to stress?

When our stress level gets too high, we often find ourselves not able to invest emotionally in our environment.
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Decompressing isn’t just a good idea — it’s a necessity!
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Many of us haven’t really thought about the effects of stress on our minds and bodies. And most pastors have never thought about how we can minimize the effects of stress. It’s worth it to take the time and learn new habits of dealing with stress. Stay with it, even if it feels like you are going slowly at first. You will continue to reap the benefits of doing these things.

– Nelson Searcy and Richard Jarman

The above excerpt is from p. 98-100 of The Renegade Pastor’s Guide to Managing the Stress of Ministry.

Pastors Nelson Searcy and Richard Jarman share their secrets to effective stress management with practical steps and insights that you can start implementing immediately! God wants you to be a fruitful, faithful minister of the gospel. He wants you, as a Renegade Pastor, to rise above average as you pursue God’s best for you, your family, and your ministry.

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