Finding the will of God as an ex - pastor
I don't quite know where to start but here goes! I have spent many years serving the Lord and loving him. My OH and I were in ministry for over 5 years but due to a series of events out of our control the church closed and we were left to flounder in the wilderness with no support feeling isolated and alone.
We have tried to find other spiritual homes but we have found that many churches do not want ex ministers in their congregation. So over the last 5 years we have persisted and pressed in regardless. So we sowed our hearts into making a difference in our community, only to face false allegations that broke our hearts. God was faithful in that he vindicated us but still our reputation, lives and hearts have forever been impacted.
I know we are called but where we are there is no opportunity and nothing that gives me hope we can serve the Lord in our calling. I knock on doors, I try to serve the Lord in whatever way I can and every door is slammed shut in my face. I can't find any work, nor can OH. We've tried retraining only to find we can't get placements. It seems to go on and on.
I know that God heals the brokenhearted and I know that he is faithful but how do you find the will of God when everyone and everything has tossed you aside.
My hearts desire is to help others, to see the hurting healed and yet I don't know how to accomplish any of that. Any advice?
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