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48: Passion Piranhas Out to Rob Your Heart
Dec 18, 2014
This is a continuation of my series on my new book, The Power of Passion in Leadership,January. In this podcast you will learn about all the piranhas out to steal the passion from your heart.
In this episode I cover:
Piranhas that can rob you of your passion
Both professional ministers and “ministering professionals” can burn out and become a part of the “walking dead.”
I was speaking at a conference the other day and had a pastor come up to me after I spoke. My talk was titled, “How to know when it’s time to go.” I could tell immediately that he was flat emotionally. “Hans,” he said, “I am totally bored in my job but have no passion to do anything else.” Honestly, my first thought was that I felt sorry for his congregation. I asked him how long he felt this way and what was going on in his life. He shared with me that he had been through intense counseling to get some answers. The professionals told him he was depressed and burned out. This man is truly among the walking dead that I will explore in just a moment. I wanted so much to give him a silver bullet of hope—some easy fix for his heart. Trust me, his situation is not easy to fix.