Have you ever considered your ministry as a GIFT to someone else? In other words, have you ever considered that the fact you're serving where you are presently really has nothing to do with your training, promotion and promotion for Kingdom advancement but rather has everything to do with how you're serving the person over you in the Lord at this present time?
Have you ever felt deserted? Have you ever felt abandoned by people you thought loved you and truly cared for you? Well, if your answer was yes; you are not alone. Jesus knew what it felt like. His disciples and thousands of followers deserted Him. He was arrested and sentenced to die on the cross. (...At that point, all the disciples deserted him and fled. Matt 26:56)
An Intimate Message From God To You.
You may not know me, but I know everything about you.
I know when you sit down and when you rise up.
A farmer owned an old donkey. One day, while leaning in to get a drink, the donkey fell into the farmer's well. The farmer heard the donkey braying loudly and followed the sound to its source -- and found the donkey standing at the bottom of the well.
Help! I'm Sinking and I'm the Pastor Burnout:
Both in ministry and in life, the disparity between idealistic expectations and hard reality creates the greatest disappointment an individual can experience. Early in their ministry assignments, pastors brim with excitement and joy as they prepare to lead a hurting world to Jesus Christ. They envision an expectant, loving, and forgiving congregation that will embrace them as family and support them through all of life's difficulties.