Reverend Lefoko Mogotsi, an experienced clergyman with over 9 years in the priesthood, announced his resignation through a heartfelt video on TikTok.
In the emotional video posted on his account, the reverend explained that he had made the difficult decision to let go of his calling in order to prioritize his mental health.
Reverend Mogotsi revealed that he had been grappling with depression and anxiety for a number of years, and the pressures associated with his role as a priest had taken a significant toll on his well-being.
The video resonated deeply with viewers as he openly discussed the challenges he faced, emphasizing the need to prioritize his own well-being and take a break from the demanding nature of his work.
“After 9 years of being a priest, I am making the hardest decision of my life. I’ve decided to let go of my calling for the sake of my mental health. I am walking away. Judge me all you want.”
@Monis 2 commented: “I decide yesterday also to take a break but not from God, only the church. I’m drained. So sad that there’s no trauma counselling for pastors.”
@Palesa.Let reacted; “Love and light Reverend. I know God will see you thru this. it’s high time we accept gore baruti le bona ke batho. Hang on there. Speedy recovery.”
@Sindi Mnikathi commented: “Every time I want to go back to church, I remember why I left. I only visit other people’s churches, I don’t have one set church I go to.”
@DYEYI-KHOZAH said; “Sebastical leave is needed sheeeemmm but most pastors are not aware of it. May the good Lord carry you.”
@baby said; “Don’t quite dear, as u are doing God’s work, deliverance will come for you. For his word says is there anything too hard for God, keep on in faith.”
@maan beny reacted; “But who said that a road going to God’s kingdom is easy please don’t give up just pray herder for with God never is impossible.”
@Teetee2 reacted: “It’s still better than hiding and doing the unthinkable!”