God’s Leader, Pt. 2

“And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the Lord…” (Jer. 23:4).

As stated on yesterday, being a pastor is a calling. It is something that the individual is, not what he or she does. There has to be a passion for this calling just like any other. Here are a few reasons for this listed below:

  1. There will be days wherein there may be no compensation.
  2. There will be days wherein there will be neither affirmation from peers, nor from those to whom they minister.
  3. There will be days wherein the pastor may need to deliver an unpopular message.
  4. There will be days wherein the pastor’s reputation will be criticized in conjunction with those whose lives are not aligned with God’s requirements for the life of a pastor. This is based upon the world’s general perception of the church.
  5. There will be days when the pastor has to put aside his or her personal situations to minister to others.
  6. There will be days wherein the pastor will receive an enormous amount of opposition to the vision received from God… and the list goes on…

In the midst of all of this, the true pastor will remain in place because of the passion for the calling and the love of the people being served. But most importantly, the true pastor remains because of the love he or she has for the One Who has called them. So if you have a “true pastor”, take the time to thank God for him or her…and take the time to let them know that you appreciate them…

Church people are not always the easiest group of people to get along with…just something to think about…

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11 thoughts on “God’s Leader, Pt. 2

      1. oky thank you. l have a charity organization which run, and we operate according to calender. we can partner because the organization cover the whole of Zimbabwe, we help people who are indeed. at the same time we inspire them with the word of God as a spiritual uplifting.

  1. Great reality-check list, Sean! I also like your closing line about church people. So true. Becoming a pastor doesn’t mean high status and privilege. It means a lot of slogging, uncertainty, tough situations, and difficult people who need help yet may not realize it. Also much joy from time to time.
    Elouise 🙂

    1. Yes! I grew up in a family full of them and will be soon embarking on this path as well. I have seen some of the good days and plenty of the bad days as well. But you have to have the heart of Christ to be able to withstand all of the fiery darts thrown your way.

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