No Pastor Is Perfect
When did I realize I was an imperfect pastor? You might think I realized that early on in ministry, and I think I did to some degree—I was taught good theology, I knew that I was not God and should seek to be a human being—I knew all those things. I knew that I needed to apologize and ask forgiveness. But sometimes, you think you know something, and then a few years later you realize, "Oh . . . now I know."
There was a devastating moment in my life that forced me to look at everything that I had done and everything I intended to do. That kind of moment will get your attention.
All of us have moments like that and they give us an opportunity to reflect. My awareness of being an imperfect pastor deepened at that time.
We wrestle with this invitation to do a truly great thing by serving the least, while inside of us and outside of us, we're pressured to make much of ourselves.
Though the Lord doesn't often do large, famous, and fast things, he sometimes does.
One of the deepest fears an earnest pastor has is that he is going to let God down.