The voice of reason may be the taunting of your enemy.
“In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! He’s the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” In the same way the rebels who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him. (Matthew 27 v 41-44)
Yesterday a friend texted me data from the US when last month Barna released a study that says 38% of pastors have seriously considered quitting over the past year. For pastors under the age 45yrs that number jumps to 46%.
To not have is as tempting as to have.
It is so hard to stay on the cross when the pain overshadows the purpose.
“We train our people to stay.” That was the incredible answer to my question on what happens when persecution in northern India becomes too much for the church planter.
Is it tough for you today?
We are so conditioned now for the next chapter. Prophesies are about the next season. Destinies are in our mind.
Life isn’t always about moving on.
Sometimes it is about digging in and staying.
This is the lesson of the cross.