The Pastor is in Trouble…..
November 27, 2006
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I don’t know how this happened but I was selected to the jury today on a case that could last two to three weeks. Now don’t get me wrong… I am excited about serving and feel like it’s a privilege. Our judicial system has worked for several hundred years and it’s part of what makes our country great. It is my civic duty and it is an honor to serve in this manner.
HOWEVER… my schedule, especially during the Holiday season is so hectic that I’m sitting here this evening wondering how I can do this. With 10 to 12,000 members and with all the church responsibilities and commitments that I have each day…. I AM STRESSED. I do NOT normally feel stress about anything but at this moment…. I am feeling it BIG TIME. It’s almost a sick feeling. Some of you may not understand this but I can NOT JUST TURN OFF my church responsibilities. They exist 24/7.
Now don’t get me wrong… I know that the Lord will see me through this and I know that the Lord has me there for a purpose. I have NO DOUBTS about that. My concern is for YOU… that you understand what I am doing and why I am doing this. And I want you to pray with me that God would allow me to somehow fulfill my duties as a jurist and yet still find the time to prepare sermons and fulfill my duties as a Pastor .
I honestly do NOT know HOW I’m going to be able to do this… Please keep me in your prayers….