ONE THING EVERY PASTOR MUST KNOW ABOUT MINISTRY
By Dr Philip Aryee
MINISTRY IS A SACRIFICE…
Ministry, in general, is not easy.
Many people have make it look like ministry is all fun and rosy. Ministry is sacrificial.
There are challenges in ministry. There are times you sacrifice personal gain for the sake of ministry.
Many are in ministry and going through serious challenges and I want to tell you it’s part of the ministry.
There are times you have to deal with children school fees but for the sake of ministry you put the money into church and kids can be out of school for months. Ministry is a sacrifice.
There are times you have to let go of your salary because there is no money in the church coffers. Ministry is a sacrifice.
There are times you have to deal with serious issues at home and in marriage and still come and preach as if nothing has happened. Ministry is not easy..it’s full of sacrifice.
Many pastors are going through stuff paaa. Many pastors can’t sleep at night, many are stressed and depressed. Many are battling with serious health challenges and still preaching.
One day a young pastor went to a father in ministry and the young pastor was complaining that his leaders, workers are not committed enough etc. and because of that he is discouraged.
This senior man of God pull a file where he has over 10 court cases concerning land issues, he pulled another file and shown the young pastor how over 15 of his branch pastors have sent resignation letters at the same time. He pulled another file of ministry debts. Then he asked the young pastor to wait and shown the young pastor medication he is taking to manage his blood pressure etc. Now the father looked at the young pastor and said welcome to ministry. Ministry is a sacrifice.
My dear pastor the “bad” news is that we can’t always pray to stop the challenges of ministry. They will come unannounced but in all God will give you victory.
Nothing can crush your ministry only lack of character and lack of integrity that can wreck you and apart from that there is no situation that can kill you.
MY ADVICE TO YOU:
WHEN YOU HEAR SOME PASTORS SAYING THAT OH MONEY IS NOT A PROBLEM…WE HAVE ALL THINGS WORKING…WE HAVE NEVER BORROWED BEFORE….THINGS ARE BOOMING…Please just relax. I’m telling you to relax…First of all it might be true and or it might not be true so relax. THERE IS SOMETHING TOO THAT THEY MAY BE HANDLING.
The purpose of this post is for you to know that ministry is not easy but God is very faithful. God gives us grace to go through stuff. It’s grace that makes all of us to stand. I know God gives his ministers victory.
This weekend go to church happy. Mount the pulpit and preach with power. Don’t complain ooo. Never think of leaving the ministry. Believe God. ￼You won’t crash. I say you won’t crash….
After service take your wife out if you married to a nice restaurant enjoy and when you come home enjoy each other. Charlie that is the way to go…MORE GRACE.