The Leader's Soul
Early in my leadership, I asked a well-known leader at a question-and-answer session how he stayed emotionally healthy in ministry. He didn’t answer the question very well, and later in his life he was involved in a moral failure. I recognized early on that I would need to address this area of my life because no provision was really being made for it in leadership preparation. The soul and emotions are treated almost like the enemy or a potential fire bomb that could explode and ruin everything. They are looked at in a negative light more often than in a positive way. It is wiser to acknowledge their value if they are channeled properly and trained.