Jim Owens - Campus Pastor
I felt ashamed. I felt discouraged. I felt like a loser. I wasn’t sure I should talk about it with anyone since I’m a pastor and should have it all together, but the truth is while there was a lot of activity in my work and personal life, I didn’t feel like the activity was what God had put on my heart to be doing. I was reacting to the world around me. My devotional times have been in the Psalms so I was used to hearing the Psalmist cry out to God and humble himself. So, I swallowed my pride and met with a colleague who listened and let me vent. He entered into where I was at and shared some of his own wrestling with how to be purposeful with the hours in the day that God gives us. He then shared how he was tackling the issue and invited me to join him on the journey. A great weight lifted and I had hope that things could change. Thanks to a listening ear and an invitation to come along side, I no longer felt isolated or hopeless. I found humility and community to be a healing and powerful combination.