Yesterday morning I got challenged in a healthy way from someone I least expected it.
We were talking about my blog post and the recent controversy on Rob Bell’s book “Love Wins”. She challenged me to not jump into conclusions and read the book, form an opinion and deal with it.
As we talked briefly about this I realized something I don’t think I’ve ever realized in my whole marriage. I’m not just pastoring a church, I’m pastoring a family.
I didn’t necessarily hear her say what she really said. What I heard her say was “We need someone who’s willing to study the situation, make a decision and lead this family in a worthy manner.”
Never has she spoken to me this way. I was blessed beyond imagination when she walked out the door as I sat there stunned at the challenge before me. I’m not sure if she even understands what she was saying but I do.
My family needs me not only to be a good husband or father, they need me to be a pastor who leads out family as Christ leads the church.
So my learning moment is shared with you. If you’re a father or a husband, you have a priority to pastor even if you are a bench warmer at church.