Picture it, Pensacola 2000
After years of being an overweight, active church goer, I’d finally accepted my call in the ministry. I knew that I was called to minister to ministers but I was hesitant to share this with anyone and began asking myself “who do you think you are?” So, I laid low but began the traditional ministerial journey for the A.M.E. Church because there was no other path; when you accepted your call, you were immediately placed on the pastoral trek. It wasn’t what I was called to do but, it was what it was.
During my studies, I felt out of place. I knew I was not fulfilling my calling. I kept seeing and hearing so many pastors, ministry leaders and upcoming ministry leaders share their health struggles. They weren’t just sharing them, THEY ACCEPTED THEM AS NORMAL! I wanted to say something! I felt helpless. Year after year, I’d hear these stories, see ministry leaders struggle and I felt helpless (and guilty).