I was at a conference for ministers of the Gospel. One of the panellists was asked a question about how he had been able to sustain a life of discipline in Ministry. His answer has not left me. He said, “I have a Pastor”.

You will not understand the weight of what was said until you think about the fact that the person answering is a Pastor. A dear father would always say to us, “Every pastor needs a pastor”.

Friends, the things you call little are quite powerful. Let me say to you that you should not stay in a church where you do not trust your Pastor to hold you accountable.

You can fulfil destiny with the wrong tailor or even the wrong barber but you cannot fulfil destiny with the wrong Pastor. The one who speaks into your life will determine the course of your destiny.

If you are in an assembly where you cannot be questioned, you are in the wrong place. If you are in a church where you cannot be corrected, you need a change of address. You will not go far in a place where your emotions are massaged and your weakness is worshipped.

A woman told her Pastor that she does not like him. The Pastor responded that “You do not have to like your coach. Let us just ensure that you finish well in life and destiny”. Do not just stay where you are liked; stay where you will be trained.

Pastors must learn to confront. We owe the people that responsibility. You see someone wearing that skimpy skirt, confront her fast! When you see the brother hanging around another girl asides from his wife, ask questions fast. Pastors are not called to please men. We are called to raise men.

Be the right kind of sheep. Lay in the field and eat. Do not mess up the field for others with gossip and other strange attitudes. If you do not want to eat, leave the field for others. Must you spoil the church because you do not like someone or even the pastor?

Paul wrote to Timothy as a young Pastor that the church is the ground and pillar of truth. He mentioned that there is a way of conduct in the church of the Living God. He told Timothy to ensure that he does his job as a Pastor without fear or favour.

“but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.”

‭‭I Timothy‬ ‭3‬:‭15‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Pastoring is tough work. Pastors will give an account of how they pastored. Do not make it harder by messing up the field.

temilOluwa Ola, Eruwa.

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