By Rodetta Cook

Rodetta Cook has been a pastor’s wife for over 40 years. She and her husband, Ron, have actively served the Lord together in ministry during the entire time and are co-founders of Care for Pastors. She understands the expectations, loneliness and how hard it is to find balance in ministry as a pastor’s wife. Rodetta also leads the pastor’s wives initiative at Care for Pastors called The Confidante and ministers to hundreds of wives each week. She strives to share blogs with other pastors’ wives that will help them in their ministry walk.

    The Holiday Blues

    Monday, January 02, 2017

    I pray you had a wonderful New Year and you are ready to begin 2017 with renewed spirits and hearts full of joy in serving our Lord of Lords and King of Kings.

    Are you possibly dealing with “The Holiday Blues?” Many times after we come off from an extremely busy month like December, we feel a little down and maybe blue or depressed. I want to encourage you to begin this New Year out on a different note by setting some goals for yourself.

    I want to challenge you to begin this year with both ministry and personal goals, not New Year’s Resolutions, because we always tend to break those. But set realistic goals for yourself and your ministry this year and write them down. Share them with someone and ask them to hold you accountable to these goals.

    It is so important for us as pastors’ wives to have someone in our life that can help keep us on track and hold us accountable. If you don’t have a Confidante in your life, I want to encourage you to find someone that you trust who will be that person for you. We must identify our goals, both personal and ministry, and make sure we are staying focused on them and not getting off base by letting other things get in the way.

    Sometimes we as pastors’ wives get lost in our husband’s shadow and forget that God has a ministry for us as well. What season of life you are in will determine what your ministry may look like. But identify what that is and set goals for your ministry because if you don’t, at the end of the year you will look back at 2017 and ask, “What did I accomplish this year?”

    I know God has great things in store for you this year and can’t wait to hear some of your stories as we go through the year.

    Photo courtesy Flickr user danaberlith via the Creative Commons license.



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