When God is simply being God

After being a lead pastor for 16 years I figure I have misjudged or handled things wrongly well over 1000 times…
I have allowed close to 75 people in leadership positions that never should have been there…
I have preached about 300 really bad sermons…
I have been walked out on by people who I thought were my very best friends, and thought they would never leave…
I have given up to quickly AND held on for too long….
I have been lied on and my intentions misunderstood…
I have been defensive…
I have seen literally 1000’s give their heart to the Lord…
I have witnessed 1000’s get free from harmful addictions…
Sadly I have seen many go back…
I have had to pick family members up off of the floor after having a ministry related nervous breakdown…
I have had to explain to my young children why they were not invited to birthday parties and so on…
I have been accused of being too private…
I have seen great years financially….
I have seen years I was thankful to still have lights…:)
I have seen absolute medical miracles take place after prayer…
I have had some die after prayer…
I have buried more friends and family than anyone should ever have to….
I have performed more wedding ceremonies than I can count…
I have been through deep depression…
I have been through amazing moments…
BUT in all of the aforementioned statements, God has never quit being God…
I have never given up on Him and he has never given up on me…
Im not perfect but I am called…
IM PRAYING FOR ALL MY PASTOR FRIENDS TODAY

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8 thoughts on “When God is simply being God

  1. Amazing and awesome man of God right here!! God has allowed you to minister to many not just me, and I must I am so grateful for you to be my pastor! God has everything under control and everything in his timing! God is so good all the time Pastor John, you are doing an amazing work, and thank you and your family for everything you guys do

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  2. Hey John boy that’s just about sums up our lives to Every word so true after pastor 21 yrs I can say we’ve been through this all as well . But like you said God is still God & he cares about us & our concerns . Great & true word, keep on keeping on , your a great pastor & friend .
    Love you PJB .

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  3. You are a blessing to everyone you come in contact in one way or another. Grace Pointe couldn’t ask for a better person to lead them. A 24/7 pastor is hard to come by now days and you are one.

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