Monday, January 17, 2011
Yesterday my Pastor announced in church that I would be getting ordained at our state conference this year. I was excited but nervous at the same time. I've been licensed since 2006 so I knew this was coming. But the idea of going before a board etc has me feeling some kind of way. Not only that, I know this elevation means A LOT!!! Like A LOT, A LOT. It is going to open even more doors for me and I will have the paper backing as well when it comes to preaching engagements etc.
I know as I move toward this step, there are some things, and even people that would need to be removed. I've seen this happen time and time again in my life. But what I'm about to do goes beyond simply another title. I'm doing eternal work. Yes we live in bodies but we are souls and we have to spend eternity somewhere. My goal is to ensure as my Pastor would say, "you make heaven and miss hell." As someone who has been chastised by the word of God myself, I also know the truth sometimes hurts, and cuts. It's so easy for folks to get mad at the messenger when it is spoken. But I will never water down, sugar coat or adulterate the word of God in order to spare someone's feelings. I won't. I also won't change the word to suit me either. I will preach it the way God gives it to me and if it doesn't come from Him, I won't speak it. I'm not in this for fame, I don't want everyone to love me, I don't want any glory because it belongs to Him.... I just want to be the person God has called me to be whether folks like it or not. And when I give an account for all I've said and all of my deeds here on this earth, I want God to look at me and say, "well done." Q