Over at The Resurgence, Mark Driscoll offers some helpful advice for any ministry leader who has hit the wall.
Get your sleep. If you don’t, you will get sick and it only gets worse.
Watch your diet. You will be tempted to self-medicate with junk food, caffeine, and energy drinks. Don’t.
Watch your alcohol, if you drink at all. Since it is a depressant, increasing your alcohol intake when you are slouching toward depression and exhaustion is a big mistake.
Watch your temptation. The more fatigued you get, the more easily tempted you become. Take more precautionary measures during this season of the year to safeguard your holiness.
Watch your anger. Whereas women internalize their depression and manifest it with emotion, men externalize their depression as anger and manifest it with explosion.
Get some exercise. It helps you work out your frustration, aids sleep, and is good for your health.
You really need your day off, especially during trying seasons. Guard it. If you don’t take a voluntary Sabbath you will take an involuntary one for counseling and/or hospitalization.
What advice would you give someone who’s hit the wall?