“It’s my job to make preachers pray.” _Personal axiom as an Administrative Bishop
Sometimes I almost feel guilty.
A church is coming open and needs a pastor. It is my job to help them find the right pastor. But how am I to do that.
I pray, I reflect, I observe, I try to assess the different personalities and needs of the church with the personality and skills of a ministerial team. But in the end I have to make a call and I usually begin this way, “I’ve got something I want you to pray about.”
There they were…a good pastor, being faithful, doing their job and then suddenly everything changes.
But who am I to say “No” for other other people. That’s their job. It’s their job to pray and search their heart when change comes.
And the same is true for you.
When things change you may have to change your mind.
Not about everything, but about some things.
Be careful when saying, “My mind’s made up.”
God has people, some times the most unlikely people, whom He brings into your life to make you take another look and pray, and–who knows–maybe even change.
The ONE THING for today: Be willing to update your opinions and positions on things. The ability to change your mind is a sign that you’re still alive! And it is a sign that you’re willing to be obedient to God when He says, “It’s time for a change.”
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Thank you this timely (for me anyway) post
I’m realizing that I don’t like change and have a hard time with it, but am asking God to help me accept changes, and He is, of course!
Have a greatly blessed day, filled with love, joy and peace.
Hello Lucille! I am thankful that my post helped you. It is good to know that in the midst of change that God’s unchanging love and care is with us. Hang in there, He will get you through!
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You make me think of a pivotal point in my ministry! I was having some struggles in a Church that I was pastoring years ago and I had made up my mind that I was going to “stand my ground” and work through it. It was more of a “you’re not going to run me off” kind of a decision. Well, I did change my mind and eventually went to a Church that so graciously accepted us. It was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. God blessed our ministry and I grew as a person, a minister and as a pastor. We must listen to and observe what the Lord is trying to tell us. If we do, there are enormous blessings! “Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, for blessed are they who keep my ways.” (Proverbs 8:32)
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