Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.
Philippians 2:3

Listened to Ron Hutchcraft’s Radio Ministries on the radio this morning as I drove into work, honestly had me thinking a lot about my own calling in life, to become a Pastor and I must say, it scared me. And, I had every reason to be scared. I mean, only a fool would not fear the Lord. I wasn’t afraid of the task of becoming a Pastor or the duties as one either. I feared from the, “What if’s…” and most of all, letting God down. 

You see, when you are called into a place of leadership, within the body of Christ, you are ordained by God to have some sort of influence over other’s. Even if you are not called to be the Pastor of the church. And perhaps, you are just the Sunday School teacher or maybe a musician in Music Ministry. Even outside the Body of Christ, a Father perhaps? A brother; a sister. I really want to remind you that you still have a very important role in leadership and your influence over another person can honestly make or break someone in this life and in the next.

The Old Testament warns the Shepard’s in Ezekiel 34:2, “…What sorrow awaits you shepherds who feed yourselves instead of your flocks. Shouldn’t shepherds feed their sheep?” I hyperlinked the above excerpt of Scripture because I feel it is very important for you to really understand the warning’s from God. Also, in As 1 Peter 5:2 tell’s us to “Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.”

Philippians 2:4-7, “Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, He did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; He took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When He appeared in human form, He humbled himself in obedience to God.

I know I referenced a lot of Scripture’s in today’s message, but I felt a necessary warning from God to warn those of you in any role’s of leadership, including myself, to re-evaluate our life’s and our role’s as leader’s and be careful to fully understand the call’s on our lives and what it is the Lord has for us to do to edify the Body. I want us all to remember to never walk without the Lord or walk ahead of the Lord because even as a Pastor, a Minster, or Teacher a Father, a Mother a Brother and a Sister… you too are also, just sheep and what is sheep amongst the wolves?

Today, my prayer is to allow God to shine light into all our darknesses and squeeze out any poisons that harvest there. To allow God to light up all the area’s in our life’s that are not of Him and wash us of our downfalls. I prayer that our Lord will lift us up as we humble ourselves to His will.

God Bless,

Brother Jonathan

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