Sometimes You Need Counseling
Hopefully my nighttime meds will have made me comfortable and able to sleep soon. First thing in the morning my wife will be taking me back to see my counselor. It always seems my appointments come at just the right time. It’s as if God orchestrates it all when it’s needed most. I can’t wait to get there and just process all that is going on in my heart and life.
Most people don’t realize that most pastors don’t have pastors. There is no one running us down to check on us. Many seek to get help from you even when they know you’re very sick. However, people tend to forget that pastors are human, have problems, families, and need encouragement. It’s nothing I hold against anyone it’s just the gospel truth.
I believe in doing everything possible to stay healthy. When I walk in my counselor’s office in the morning I will fully take off my mask. I won’t be Pastor Craig, but I will just be Craig. A man who’s far from perfect, doesn’t have all the answers, and knows when to reach out for help. I typically always leave these appointments better than I felt before I came. I can only pray this visit leaves me much the same.
“Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.” (Proverbs 15:22)