It's good to have goals and aspirations. For all of us. In fact, as I woke up this morning, I thought to myself, that I should probably re-evaluate and update some of mine in the very near future.
Ministry seems to have an interesting trajectory path compared to the corporate world. Perhaps it's the perspective of it all. Starting with concepts such as he who wants to lead, must be a servant.
Then there's a number of Scripture that come to mind as we partner with God in our lives.
I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord.
Commit your ways to the Lord.
Seek first the kingdom of God and all things will be added to you.
Lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways, acknowledge Him.
God knows what we have need, before we ask or think of them
You shall find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Career paths are normally planned on our time, schedule, interest and desires.
God says, I know what I have for you, I know what you want for you... if you seek me and trust me and work with me, not to mention give to me your hopes and dreams as you focus on me and this will work out well with you, better and greater than you could accomplish on your own strength, intuition and wisdom.
Whether starting a church, growing a church, launching a ministry, revamping a program or in any various stage of "what's next" when it comes to what God has in store for Pastors, it all begins and ends with God.
Pray, this #youthPastorWednesday, that whatever the hopes, dreams and goals of all pastors, that God and His will remain on the forefront of all prayers, discussions, plans and considerations of potential opportunities. May the Holy Spirit lead, guide and direct their paths, as they seek first the things of God, having committed their ways to Him, leaning not on their own understanding. Pray God would honor their faith and that He would make clear their calling as they pray and seek wise counsel. Finally, pray they resist the temptation to take any step in any direction on their own strength and in their own wisdom.
Trust in God. Seek His face. Commit your ways. And watch Him perform the miraculous. For His glory.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.