I am sure that at least one person was encouraged by reading the introduction to this post. In view of this, why not return the favor and call a friend in the ministry to encourage him. I have found that some people never hear this! At times, it is because they seem like nothing bothers them. Thus, people feel as though they are okay. Maybe you know of someone like that? If so, CALL THEM NOW!!! Those people really need to be encouraged!
A Personal Illustration
Please allow me to share a personal illustration. In my first pastorate, many years ago, I was facing a tremendous issue with the church. I had no prior experience pastoring, and this church really needed someone with more than I had. At any rate, I was perpetually under the gun and facing discouragement.
God knew all about this and I am so glad He did! It seemed that when I could not face another day or take another step forward, a local preacher, knowing what I was up against, always seemed to call me when I needed a friend. This pastor will never comprehend the full extent of his kind words this side of Heaven!
Seek To Be An Encourager
It suffices to say that we, who are pastors, should remember each other. We know what the ministry can put in our pathway, and we know that every pastor doesn’t have the same experience and temperament. Imagine what could happen if ALL spiritual leaders would encourage one another? Seek to be an ENCOURAGER!
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Originally posted 2011-01-31 11:23:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter