We feel hopeless when:
- we can’t evangelize.
-we can't preach on the topic we feel called to preach on.
-nothing works as expected in our house, car, bathroom or kitchen.
- the smallest home repair takes an entire day—or two to fix.
- church members or members of the community don’t want us around except to pay for stuff.
-church members fall asleep during the sermon.
-we don't have enough time or money to spend on our children.
-our schedule is filled with endless and pointless meetings.
-we do not have any time to enjoy our family and our hobbies.
-we can’t get along with other Christians and staff members.
- our church drops our support or asks us to leave.
…A thousand reasons tell us that we work in a hopeless situation. Whenever a pastor feels that all is hopeless, they eventually quit.
The truth is that pastors are people to. They have feelings as well. They need "me" time. They need family time. They need to feel respect, heard and appreciated. Yes, they are serving God and man. Yes they are depending on God to support them but they cannot nor should not do it alone. The church is a community or believers, the body of Christ. We must serve together, not just as individuals. We have got to support each other, and this includes the pastor and his or her family as well!