It is frustrating to see how much you labor in the vineyard…
And all of them seem to not be yielding fruit…
Sometimes, instead of the work growing, people are leaving…
Sometimes, the ones you prayed for, gossiped you.
Sometimes, the ones you taught, fought you, claiming same knowledge you taught them..
Sometimes, the ones you gave your all, leave you for being local, but you were not local, when they came in need….
Sometimes, they are in your leadership team, but also in Absalom’s camp…
Sometimes, you are going hungry, and none of them notice the dimness in your eyes, cos you kept smiling….
Let’s not even talk about what some of us do to each other….. In jealousy, envy and bitterness…
A lot that Pastors go through, without complaining….
When you see a pastor shout or go astray, it’s not often because he does not know the truth, but the strain of this work is beyond human capacity…
(Don’t be quick to judge a pastor)
Beloved, He that called you knows all you go through…
He factored all these in, when He called you….
Even that sin you are struggling with, He factored it in, and still called you.
I just want to encourage a brother and sister in ministry….
He that called us is faithful and He will help us…
He will keep us from falling
He will supply our needs
He will be there when we cry in the night.
I know your pain, Sir/ma.
I have them, too
But, hear the Lord this day; “I will not leave you nor forsake you ”
He will show up for you, even if everyone walks away.
PlS. If you know a pastor or servant of God, please tag them and encourage them… Don’t ever think they don’t need it…
We all do, me included!!!
The Mercy and Grace of God will carry us through.
Please share to encourage a fellow Pastor.