A Note To All Ministers From Acts 22…

In Acts 22, Paul begins his defence in front of a pretty hostile crowd. He takes them through the whole story of his conversion, even to the point of being completely transparent with all of his sins against Jesus and the Christians. He tells them of the AMAZING Damascus Road experience. Surely they would be shocked and awed by such a story right? I mean, Saul is a COMPLETELY different man now and surely all of them would see it and know that this guy has to be called by the most high God to accomplish great things…right?

Here’s a great life lesson from Acts 22 for all you ministers out there:

Most people will never be as excited as you are about your calling from the Lord.

Many will choose to never give you the break you deserve, so keep praying for the one break that will advance God’s Kingdom. Many will hear your story and still doubt your sincerity, so keep doing what God wants you to do anyways. You may be persecuted by those who are simply jealous for having such big dreams and aspirations, so continue to dream and aspire knowing that you are among the grand company of men like Joseph, Jesus, and Paul.

Thomas Edison once said, “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” So continue to fight on man and woman of God. Your time to shine is coming, if you choose to keep shining when no one is looking.

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About Chris Stevens

I'm an Elementary Principal, husband, father of three, and an imperfect follower of Christ. I have eight years experience at the Jr-Sr High level and 14 years experience speaking at various churches.
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3 Responses to A Note To All Ministers From Acts 22…

  1. Jason Underhill says:

    Pastor Chris thank you for the inspiration. That post came just at the right time for me. I needed to hear that.

  2. The Pastor had said that God does not let us to talk to anyone who drinks wine, but this is a rather distorted, extreme interpretation of the Bible. The Bible clearly says WE ARE NOT TO FELLOWSHIP WITH A CHRISTIAN PERSON WHO GETS DRUNK.. now that is really different from not talking to any of the people who drink wine.. and why is this pastor so ready not to talk with others now too? so ready to smite them, to kick them out of church? If you have love for someone you are willing to talk with them, but if you do not have love for them, especially if, when you know they do not support you, do not agree with your presentation, do not agree with your point of view, you as a pastor too no can personally can instead refuse to love them, you refuse to talk to them, you find any excuse to reject, ostracize, divorce them basically to deny, to cover up the unacceptable reality that you yourself the pastor actually do not have any love for them.

    http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/get-real-now/

  3. Sunate Hentai says:

    emm.. thanks ))

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