Who leads the leader?
There are special circumstances in life, for which nobody will be able to lead you.
I cannot tell you what it will look like, but there will come a time when you may look around to find that — those who you were once strong for, supported, or guided...won't be able to do the same for you.
As a leader — whether it's family, friends, your career, or ministry...It is normal to feel overwhelmed by the pressure you feel to be strong for others, seeming completely put together, and never falling apart. The first mistake we can make as leaders is hiding our vulnerability. We create a false illusion of perfection. We present hapiness as something impenetrable by the uncertainties of life, and ultimately placing hardness of heart on a pedestal as something to aspire.
Even though you may not share all of your struggles and break down in front of your family, friends, employees, co-workers, or volunteers...You can say "I am being challenged. It isn't easy, but I will figure it out so you don't have to. Please keep me in your prayers"
That is POWERFUL! As a leader you must lead YOURSELF.
Learn what activities are a healthy form of therapy for you. You may find your solution on a canvas, hope in a walk with God, or peace in visiting an old friend.
It is easy to feel discouraged when we face difficulty. We victimize ourselves by thinking others are not there for us, we have nobody to turn to, etc. Let your closest friends know you are not okay, to check up on your, be there for you, and spend quality time with you. Give other's the tools to help you, because THAT is a form of you leading YOURSELF.