Thursday, March 22, 2012
My Minister – Right or Wrong
I have a minister. Time was when he was a good minister. I pronounced him great. This I did because I liked him.
His sermons were wonderful – as long as I liked him.
His speech was passing fair – as long as I liked him.
He was a hard worker – as long as I liked him.
He was the man for the job – as long as I liked him.
In fact, I was strong for him – as long as I liked him.
But my minister offended me one day. Whether he knew it or not, I do not know. Since that day my minister has ceased to be a good minister – he is just an ordinary one.
His sermons are not so wonderful – since he offended me.
His speech is of no account – since he offended me.
His faults are more prominent - since he offended me.
He is not hard worker – since he offended me.
He is not the man for the job – since he offended me.
In fact, I’m trying to oust him – since he offended me.
Many times our estimate of a minister is to determined in a large measure by personal likes or dislikes. Individual feeling, whether we realize it or not, colour our judgment. Liking a minister, we like his work. Disliking a minister be cannot please us. God help us to rise above the little petty things, and see men and issues in their clear light!!!
Pray for you Pastor daily.