Failing but hungry to be the right kind of pastor

Jeremiah 50:6 My people hath been lost sheep: Their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: They have gone from mountain to hill, They have forgotten their restingplace.

God’s people were like lost sheep. It was their shepherds that caused them to go astray. They forgot their resting place. They were wandering about alone.

As I read this I consider how many people I have let down and or hurt over all the years the Lord has allowed me to be a pastor. I have been too hard and too soft. I have not cared enough and even been known to care so much that I became an enabler.

I have not preached well, not been social enough, not been kind enough, not been friendly enough, and a thousand other things that I can think of where I have failed.

But this much I can say: I do it with all my heart. I always have. I have tried to love the people God lets me pastor. I have tried to pray for them. I have tried to preach well and correctly. I have tried to meet their needs.

As I read this verse I want you to know that I recommit to trying to be a better pastor to those of Vision. I do love you. I do hunger to be a good pastor. I know I fail but I can promise you that I try.

God bless you today is my prayer!

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