Difficulties often cause leaders to: a) step out of the leadership role, or b) never enter into a leadership role.
God never promised a carefree, problem free life. If anything, God ensures us that life is going to be filled with problems, difficulties, and suffering.
True leadership learns how to deal with those challenges in the most godly, Christian manner possible.
Rely upon God for guidance in approaching these challenges.
Develop a strong determination to lead no matter how difficult the road.
Seek help from seasoned leaders who have faced difficulties.
Above all, understand that they are only temporary.