Make That Call

Monday’s Ministry Encouragement: Written to encourage you, my friend in ministry, to be refreshed and renewed as we live for Christ and look toward the Bema.

Pastor, who is your pastor?

Are you willing to take down your guard and reach out to another pastor for encouragement and help?

Just as we exhort the flock entrusted to us to live out the one another’s in scripture, leaders need one another, too!

  • Ministry can be lonely.
  • Ministry often comes with an extra load of non-biblical expectations.
  • Ministry is a roller coaster.
  • Ministry can be so “fear of man” driven.
  • Ministry is always there, 24/7.
  • Ministry is weighty.
  • Ministry can become mechanical.
  • Ministry decisions come with certain risk factors.
  • Ministry is often misunderstood by others.
  • Ministry can take its toll on marriage and families.
  • Ministry can become a monster of our own making.

For all these reasons and many more, friend, you need a pastor that you can be transparent with, who will point you to Christ; who will be compassionate, gentle, loving, gracious and kind, yet forthright when necessary, a man of integrity.

Who is that man in your life? It’s Monday. Do you need to reach out to him? Could you use some time in prayer? Do you need a listening ear? Are you at a crossroads?

Indeed, we are to cast all our care on the Lord (1 Peter 5:7), but we are also exhorted to bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2). Therefore, who will you give the opportunity to bear your burden today without you making excuses or being ashamed?

Pastor friend, please don’t fool yourself into thinking you can go it alone. You cannot. So ask the Lord to direct you to someone or call that friend today. have a cup of coffee together; whatever fits the need and location. You’ll be glad you did.

Even if you are doing well this morning, you still need a friend.

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity (Proverbs 17:17).

If I can help you, please give me the blessed opportunity to do so. I really do care. Send me an email,

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up (1 Thessalonians 5:11).

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