CJ Luckey dropped his new track “Pen It Down” off his recently released project Don’t Worry I Haven’t Forgot About You. Here’s what he had to say about the track:
Mental health in ministry is an area that is overlooked. Sometimes, we hurt ourselves because we don’t reach out for help when we know we need it. Sometimes, we feel guilty because we think we aren’t “spiritual enough” to make it without help.
Some pastors probably don’t say anything because they don’t want to appear inadequate. What I mean by that is, they don’t want people to see their issue and then lose confidence that they can be of help.
Mental health issues in general and burnout in particular are real issues for pastors and leaders as we minister today in our complex world. We can’t ignore them. It’s easy to say, “I would never struggle with this” without realizing how much people actually do.