The day is young
The week is younger
and even though you try and try again
push and push
talk, hoping to convince
pray and pray some more
somethings are still set in motion
because the path was already being taken
before they came to you.
The best that can be done at this point is
to work to stall
what is coming to pass
with the fool-hearted hope
that change will occur
and turn to the direction
3 thoughts on “A Pastor’s Lament”
Amen. What else can you do when you know people are choosing paths in which you know God doesn’t intend for? All I know is to pray….My heart breaks for certain situations in which I’ve become aware of in these last several weeks. Satan is definitely attacking. Yesterday’s sermons are a perfect reminder of what to do with an adversary.
This sums up what I have felt many times in ministry.
Jennifer, all you can do is pray, and if you have an open opportunity you can point them to God’s way of living.
But remember, people have to change themselves before their situations change (for the better) and many do not realize they need to change.
That is a sad reality.
I think that’s what I struggle with the most…trying to help others see that it is so simple. It’s as simple as giving it up to God. But, in doing so, you cant hold anything back, you cant have any strings attached. You have to be willing to allow God to open your eyes, open you heart, open your mind,and you have to be willing to accept that change is needed. Once a person has accepted that change is needed, they have to be willing to take the steps necessary. Even if it means swallowing pride, and becoming humble. It can be a tough thing to do when you’ve never experienced God in that light.