I Am about to Quit!
I was raised in the home of a Pastor. My dad has been very successful everywhere he has served. Although I knew somewhat about the hardships of ministry, he and my mother did a very good job of trying to cover my brother and I from the pain of ministry. I myself have been in full time ministry for 6 years. I had the opportunity a couple years back to join his staff. What started out as a Joy has become a breaking point for he and I both. We both are questioning quitting and he is doing so after 25 years of full time ministry. A prominent family of our community joined the church he has been at for over a decade about 6 years ago and they seem to have brought death with them, they have money and they use that for their selfish gain. They have manipulated people and they are vicious with their secret gossip and attacks. This combined with a lack of appreciation and a lack of respect for our hard work and our production have sent us reeling in pain. And to hear my father say "son, there are those like them everywhere, even in our past and growth there, that's just people." If that's people I think I am done putting myself on a sacrificial altar to be killed by people. I need prayer and guidance I am about to give it up guys....