What Matters?

I look over my posts to this blog and I am thinking that I sound like a whiner.

Let me toss a couple thoughts out.

First, I may be a whiner but, I think this really is a difficult ministry. I don’t honestly know why I had any thought it wouldn’t be.

Second. I want to spend my life in a way that matters. Worrying about E and what he will do next is not something that matters. Arguing about sugar packets is not something that matters.

I spent years and years and tens of thousand dollars equipping myself to serve in a significant way, yet these meaningless things make me wish I could just spend the rest of my days as a greeter at walmart. I actually wouldn’t be that good at greeting. Perhaps I could be one of those guys that sits in a toll booth and reads books while he waits on cars to come by.

Maybe I am a whiner.

A good friend of mine said, “if you can do anything other than ministry, do.”. For years i didn’t think I could. Now I wonder.

About shepherd

I am a pastor at a local church.
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4 Responses to What Matters?

  1. Josey says:

    What has God called you to? Isn’t that the ultimate question?

  2. vernon says:

    I know you. I knew you when you did the stupid jobs waiting on the ministry job to reappear. I remember how you felt. I remember what you said. I remember how you acted. I left. I am sure you won’t. I have faith in you my brother. Sugar packets will not stop you and neither will E.

  3. Josey says:

    Jonah ran from his calling. Then he got thrown out (or over). Not exactly a lovely picture.

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