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Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by chuck2336, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. chuck2336

    chuck2336 Member

    Mar 8, 2007
    I just had to come and share what I see as a breakthrough in my healing. As I shared several weeks ago I had left the church where I had been the pastor for seven years due to some conflict. This has caused battle wounds on the whole family. At the time I shared with some here that I felt like I was done. I just could not see me getting back in the pulpit and taking a chance that this could happen to us again.

    Well, God has been showing me some things about me. A pastor friend has offered to allow me to preach at his church from time to time and I have always told him "thanks but no thanks" In his offer and in my response God has shown me that I am afraid. I am not afraid of failing, because that would only prove that what I have said about me is true, "There is no way God could use me” I am afraid of doing the very thing that I have said could not be done, and that is of God using me again.

    God has been using Peter walking on water to bring this home to me. I am not afraid of sinking, because I am convinced that is all that I could do. I am afraid of walking on water, because if I walk on water then I have no choice but to continue to get out of the boat.

    I am starting to understand that I don’t have a choice, but to simply get out of the boat time and time again. AND to keep doing it until I reach Jesus He is waiting for me there on the waves.

    I have been convincing myself of how much God must be done with me. So much so that I could not bring myself to post on Pastoral section, I didn’t qualify. And the whole time God was waiting for me.

    Thanks for the prayers and the emails. Keep praying as I take my friend up on his offer.

  2. PastorSBC1303

    PastorSBC1303 Active Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Thanks for sharing, it is always great to hear how God is at work in His children.
  3. Tom Bryant

    Tom Bryant Active Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    Glad to hear about this. Just preach his word.