Isn't this a great picture? If only life's spiritual, emotional, mental and social challenges were able to be solved so easily.
That said, life often requires more than duct tape and WD-40. And as sad as that it is, we always seem to have reasons why the advice offered for someone else or by someone else won't work for our situation.
I had a great quote come across my twitter news-feed as I was getting ready to write this post.
"Helping others solve their own problems is more effective than solving problems for them."
It also, always seems easier to sort out others problems rather than our own. I'm reminded of what Pastor mentioned during Sunday morning's service... that there comes a point in life, where you should both have an older mentor and be mentoring someone younger. I can't imagine a more worthy vocation that would benefit from such relationships than pastors. Providing practical encouragement and support to the next generation while receiving seasoned wisdom and sustenance to persevere from those before us who have paved the way.
As we are all under development, we need someone offering effective help in our problems. We need to offer effective help to someone else and their problems.
Pray, this #seniorPastorSunday, that Pastors will both find and be mentor in the ministry. Pray for encouragement, wisdom and advice to be well received, whether to the ears of a 20-yr Pastor of a 2-yr Pastor. They encounter so much, so quickly in the lives of the communities they serve. May they know and understand they are not neglected, discarded or unappreciated. May the community of Pastors be strengthened as they work to stick and stand by each other.
Pastors...doing life together. Power in agreement for the ministry of preventing 1500 leaving each month. We can't afford them to disappear into the shadows of the known.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.