Have a plan
I have been writing about life’s Pain Thresholds in previous posts. Here are a few more thoughts as I finish up on the subject. (I had a lot of info to cover so it took several blogs to get it all out. Make sure to read my previous entires to get it all in). My husband has been teaching our staff about this so I wanted to share what we all have been learning in our leadership meetings.
No matter what God is leading you into, whether it is a life group or a company, it is all the same. You have to plan for the pain. As I have said before, whatever we endeavor to do will involve people and when people are involved, we will inevitably deal with pain. While the pain doesn’t go away, our response to the pain can get better. The key is to plan for your pain. If one of you is in pain, let the other lead for a season. If both of you are in pain, for example when a loved one passes away, have your staff step up. If you are feeling pain all the time, seek some professional help. It is ok to realize that something feels bigger than what you are able to handle. When you admit that, you are already half way to healing. God uses people to help people. So, go out and get professional help when you need it. Please do not ask for help from someone who is in the same ditch as you are in. You need someone standing on top of the edge who can reach down, grab your hand and help you out.