People are often shocked to hear I struggle with clinical depression. One dear friend, when I told him that I was depressed, stared with mouth open and said "You?! Really?!" Yeah. Me. Sure, I've seen many healed of all kinds of physical and mental disorders, including depression, but I am in the process of being healed of it myself. While I have battled it off and on throughout my childhood, things really got bad for me about a year ago.
As someone who is constantly engaged in evangelism, I am often tempted to define myself by what I do, rather than who I am in Christ. In my life, this identity error has led to insecurity, pride, and eventually a long period of burnout. My motivations were wrong because the very Gospel I was trying … Continue reading Insecurity, Burnout, and the Gospel