Bob Merritt (When Life’s Not Working) reports that a question members of his leadership team ask is, “What’s it like to be on the other side of me?’
We all have personality and character flaws that we may or may not consciously be aware of, but nevertheless they exist. Since your ministry downsizing or position loss, what is it like to be on the other side of you? What issues, attitudes or feelings need to be addressed for you to move forward in ministry? Do you have a trusted Christian friend, well-grounded in his/her faith, who can view your situation/response objectively and effectively help you heal?
James 4:10 describes the key factor in changing: “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”