THE TRAP OF BEING FAMILIAR (PART 1)
“Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up [his] heel against me” (Psalm 41:9)
Many times when serving Pastors and Ministry leaders, we become too familiar and let our guard down in respecting their position of authority. What I mean is, once the Lord allows us the place of becoming close to a Minister, we may begin to see his/her faults, flaws and shortcomings.
We will begin to see that they are human just like us! Ministers are not perfect. The Lord may allow you the privilege of being around your leader and serving him in the ‘Inner Circle’.
Many times when people start in a position like that, they are excited and they consider it to be a tremendous honor to be close to their Pastor.
But as time goes on and the real work begins, the honeymoon period begins to wear off. They start to realize that Ministry is not all glamorous. It is a lot of work. There is much more to Ministry than meets the eye. When you work with someone closely and become familiar with him/her, it’s easy to let your guard down.
“I will make every effort to guard myself from the trap of being familiar with my senior Pastor, so that I can receive Him as a vessel of God in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.”