I underestimated the pain…

I totally underestimated the pain that would come with leading the church.

When the 2 disciples known as the ‘Sons if Zebede’ asked Jesus for leadership, authority and responsibility in His kingdom…

Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am to drink?” They said to him, “We are able.”

It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:22, 26-28 ESV)

Never forget that authority is directly connected to responsibility. And with responsibility comes occasional pain and suffering.

It’s part of the role. Don’t underestimate it…

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