pastor pride

-If you put a small value on yourself, please do not be alarmed when nobody else raises your price. Self worth is something you must create within yourself. Being surrounded by a good group of people who care about you and having a strong work ethic can most definitely help in this department. But, if you are one of the many people I know who do not believe you have a massive value and include yourself in the “average” grouping, it is your own fault. Do something to set yourself apart from the herd.

-A common misconception about churches is that they are after your wallet. This is something many people feel unnerving about churches. If my pastor were to drive a nicer car than me (which if he is still driving the same tiny little Dave Ramsey car, he most certainly is not) I would not let it bother me one bit. He works weekends, visits hospitals, deals with church business, is the spiritual leader of over 500 people, gives more money away a year than I do to those who truly need it, runs a small group from his home one night a week, oversees more than the majority of the church has a clue about, is personally debt free thanks to outstanding dilligence, is a great husband, father of two great kids, saves countless marriages a year outside of his own (wether he would take direct credit or not), on top of many other things like generally being a caring and genuine person as a whole. This on top of a pretty hefty work schedule, in my book, would be plenty of reason for him to drive a nicer car, I despise that argument against church. I will go on record with agreeing that many “pastors” are in it for the money, and sadly so. But I am comforted to know that mine, more than earns everything he has recieved and the following quote does not apply to him. “The more I know about business, the more I’m convinced that it is conducted in homes and churches far more than in office buildings.” (Laura Moncur) But I repeat, sadly this is true for many of them.

In closing:”Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.” (Elmer G. Letterman)

-Chris

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