I guess I was naive when I said yes to planting a leading a church. I had no idea how hard it would be and how much it would hurt. I’m writing this before everything actually happens, but if you’re reading this it means I’ve already had to do one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do as a pastor. If you don’t know what I’m talking about that’s fine…that’s not what matters. And if you do know what I’m talking about, understand this: Life is filled with difficult choices and the beauty of it all is that they are actually YOUR choices. You get to choose how you respond. Remember….your response is your responsibility (regardless of the circumstances)
I had a choice to make and decided that dealing directly, honestly and Biblically with stuff was the best way. I’m convinced of that. Don’t think for a second that myself and others didn’t look and even desperately search for an “easy button.” It’s just nowhere to be found. People may disagree, but it doesn’t matter. Are things gonna be different? To some degree. Is everything going to be all right? Depends on the choices YOU make. Is God bigger than our problems? Absolutely!
When stuff happens, and you don’t know what to do, you can never go wrong by praying, asking God for wisdom, insight, direction, peace comfort or anything else you feel you need. He’s there and He cares – whether you’ve made the right choices or the wrong ones. Thanks God.