Following on my post re leaders etc, why do we want to be or why are we in ministry or leadership? Whilst there are many good reasons, I think we need to look at some listed here below that I have encountered in myself (and had to address) and other’s I have counselled in the past
- Often to feed our lovetank by getting the recognition from others as having value,
- Having an inflated opinion of our “importance” to bring God’s word,
- Sometimes we started out okay, but now need the income and have no other way of earning an income,
- To be “busy” so that we do not have to face our own pain,
and many other reasons I am sure.
I really think that a lot of us struggle in this area to be totally honest with ourselves and God. Yes, thankfully we are covered by grace, but I think there is a maturing coming to the body over the next seven years where we are going to have to be more real in this area.
Back to King David versus King Saul. David was a man of passion for his Heavenly Father and sought a lot of his identity and lovetank filling from God. I think he had a good understanding of being content with wherever Abba God had him.
We need to get to the point where we can say, I do nothing but what I see my Father in Heaven do and be content with that.
Paul really hit it on the nail when he said in Gal 1:10 Now am I trying to win the favour of men, or of God? Do I seek to please men? If I were still seeking popularity with men, I should not be a bond servant of Christ (the Messiah)
I think it is time for us to take stock and check where and how we are filling our lovetank – lets face our Father wounding and get healing in that area.