I do not understand as people why we feel the NEED to constantly apologize or desire for people to understand your view points, motives, stances etc. The people that are in your life ” BY NOW ” should be people who feed and nurture you ..MIND – BODY – SOUL – SPIRIT.
( MD Hester ) Make this the last time you attempt to clear things up or bring clarity to rumors or accusations concerning you. Especially when the people that are treating you like a “PLAGUE” have no desire to hear the truth nor restore you. Doing this, will restore your ability to get back to CARING about what God thinks about you instead of what people think.
This is witchcraft and idolatry at work. To be FRANK with you….. this is really “how leaders” in CHURCHES and or CULTS brainwash people. Of course, I am NOT talking in referring to to all churches falling to the snares of the devil – but you have to be careful of who YOU CALL your leader…..
The witchcraft controls your emotions and the person(s) become an idol because you care more about what they think of you than you care about being in right standards with God! So why not start NOW to BREAK FREE IN JESUS NAME! …… Do it now before YOU CANT!
Boundaries produces Integrity, loyalty and honor. Leaders must protect the mystery and grace that is upon their lives to lead others. Many may never understand this method, but it is important to set boundaries to manage the level of respect others have and keep for you. Inappropriate familiarity kills the attempt to properly bond. This type of familiarity will ultimately cause others to denote who you are in God because of the access given to areas of your life that should have boundaries. ( thanks md hester )
Forgiving somebody means that you no longer hold anger or resentment toward a person who has offended or wronged you. Once you do this, you should resume the normal relationship you had with that person before the event occurred. Forgetting is, of course, when you no longer remember what happened. This is the act of “letting it go” or “moving on.” When you finally forget, you no longer associate the person with the offense.
Forgiving a person and forgetting that person did to you is the only way you can resume a normal relationship with that person. Being able to do this is also a way to build personal character. Nobody is perfect, after all, and there will eventually come a time when you wrong somebody else. You’ll want that person to forgive you and forget what you did when that time comes.
Forgiving and forgetting is important in most religions as well. For example, Christianity teaches that God will not forgive you for your sins if you cannot forgive people when they hurt you.
You may not forget that you were wounded, but not focusing on the wound can allow you to forget that the real wound is healing without you even realizing it.
The next time you look up you may recognize that INDEED you do have a SCAR to show that “it did happen” but it will no longer be an issue……… ( MATURITY ) ……it takes time but can be done.
In ministry, anyone can get burned out when they are doing maybe a bit too much. I know that I am NOT the only one who has experienced this at all. You desire to do the will and the work of the Lord Jesus Christ and of course be a blessing to your local assembly. Being a leader takes WORK and most of the time after you are ALREADY in it full throttle…..you do not understand how much can be required of you…….
Leadership as well as the working pew members have moments when they just simply need A BREAK! Working in ministry is EITHER a full – time or a part – time job PERIOD! It takes a great deal of work, time, patience, energy and finances regardless what position you hold in your local assembly. Furthermore, if you also work outside your local church assembly – everything via your schedule gets amplified even higher.
But pastors are particularly susceptible to it because it is their job to understand life and to explain it to people. Week after week pastors stand in front of crowds explaining how the bible impacts life. But his words ring very hollow – empty – pointless when he feels as though nothing he says matters or makes a real difference. After a while he realizes that his preaching only calls for a little more morality, a little more bible study, and a little more love. His teaching doesn’t transform people’s lives – at least not in ways that really matter.
A pastor with ministry burnout feels like he’s on a treadmill or like he’s beating his head against a wall. He is very involved in a lot of ministry activities. But his efforts don’t accomplish much. He longs to be involved in genuine ministry but finds that the work he does often takes him further away from the ministry he is most passionate about.
I refer to the position of pastors as being a male but there of course are female pastors as well and over the last 10 years, there has been almost like a SPIRITUAL UPRISING in the church with women pastors. I also feel that this is the case because a great deal of men are “NOT in position” as being the head as God instructed them to be in.
Clergy burnout occurs when a pastor sees that the work he is doing isn’t accomplishing the results he intends. Even more frustrating, he doesn’t know how to do ministry any other way, which leads to feelings of inadequacy or failure.
People place to many expectations on pastors and their wives, and forget they are human beings. The first family is not always the perfect family we have our share of problems to, and we need genuine Christ Love just like you expect it for yourselves. What has happened to compassion and understanding?
We all need to understand the importance of re-grouping to obtain that SECOND WIND that only God can give so we can continue this race for Christ’s sake……. to God be the glory…..
Ever been through a season in your life when it seems as “All or Most” of your enemies are becoming friends? Well, the Lord says fear not!, for I stand firm with you! You Can have all the outward credentials, from posture to practice……going through the motions……doing what looks and feels good but what’s the condition of your Heart and the direction of your Soul?
Surely, whatever is done in the dark, comes to the light! So, it is best that we come clean……starting with cleansing our Heart enough to be aligned with the Son of God. …… Also remember that not every GOOD plan is the GOD plan. So use these last days to REALLY seek the plan of GOD for your life, before it is too late.
With the power of the Holy Spirit, you will indeed break OUT before you break DOWN!
I woke up today STILL thinking of this past weekend and the Funeral / Home – Going Service Celebration of my FIRST male example in ministry. Pastor Tim was a pastor that loves – not because God is in his heart but because he is in the heart of God.
His thoughts, actions and messages to the congregation always come from the heart of God. He was a great man that really is driven by his passion for God and his vision for God’s vision. Pastor Tim worked tirelessly in ministry and I have never seen him give any less prayer, time and energy to someone else’s vision than he did to his own. Even though he was a pastor, he was an extraordinary servant and an even more exemplary as a worshipper. He consistently encouraged us to become worshippers of God more than anything, regardless of our age.
He was concerned about the whole person and his lifestyle is one that can be mimicked in the church, at home or at work. He was a proud husband and father and goes to great lengths to protect his family sometimes praying over them all night long. Always instructing them in how to hear God; draw near to God; honor God; give God all!
He was especially special to me on a personal note because he trained my mother to a place in God where I was actually able to see who God really was and what He can do. She was MY EXAMPLE because he became HER EXAMPLE.
Everyone who walked into the doors of Christian Temple was actually able to start fresh in the kingdom. It was life changing for me. And that’s what Pastor Tim did for many of us–change lives!
Pastor Tim was a father figure to many and I will deeply miss him….