Sometimes I complain about being a pastor.
There are times when I have Elijah moments. I feel depressed and whine to God about how I don’t have the strength to keep going.
I think, if we are honest, we would admit that most of us have felt this way about ministry.
Ministry is difficult! It can be extremely discouraging and defeating.
It is times like these, when you feel down or discouraged in ministry, that you have to remember why you got started in the first place. You have to remember why you made the decision to follow God’s calling to ministry.
I have to constantly remind myself why I should be thankful. So, I made a quick list over Thanksgiving of ten reasons I am thankful to be a pastor.
No matter how difficult ministry may get, I can look at these things and know I am truly more blessed than I think.