I will accept the fact that their are challenges inert in ministry.
I will be alert that signing up for this role means I will at times be hurt.
I will understand that some days are worse than others.
I will strive to remember that Jesus had those who were enemies and not be surprised when I find, even in doing right, I will too.
I will be aware that sometimes my relations with other leaders will not go smoothly.
I will be cognizant of my own humanness and strive to guard my manner of life.
I will own up to my own sins and find healthy places to confess them.
I will embrace good shepherds and do all within my power to help those who are not, but who wear the title, to grow.
I will seek to be as patient with others as I wish others to be with me.
I will endeavor to move quickly past a hurt and not allow bitterness to take root.
I will love the brethren.
I will love the brotherhood.
I will minimize the voices that tell me all the reasons I can’t and shouldn’t be effective in ministry.
I will nurture my relationship with God through spiritual discipline.
I will press myself to have a positive attitude and strive to be joyful even in the difficult.
I will remind myself that it is not possible to live at peace with everyone.
I will foster healthy relationships with fellow ministers.
I will be grateful for God’s goodness expressed through others and learn to say “thank you” often.
I will remember that every person I meet has a soul and strive to be gentle, understanding, and evangelistic.
I will decide to live within my means.
I will hone my skills.
I will diversify my approaches and strive to avoid ruts.
I will live in the glow of God’s love for ME.
I will not quit…