Thursday, February 17, 2011

It's a Hard-Knock Life...Preacher's Life That Is

To say that being a preaching family is hard might be the biggest understatement ever made. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my church family, and I love the work that we are doing for the Lord here in Fairview. This is really an appreciation for all that our dear friends go through every day trying to work for the Lord. I guess when I went through the preaching school and listened to all that the instructors told us about how it would really be, I guess deep, down inside I never really truly believed that it would be that way. There are so many days when you feel like you work your fingers (and heart) to the bone and no one really cares. Not only do they not care, they say horrible, hurtful things that makes all your work seem to have been done in vain. Not to mention those doing the talking are 99% of the time doing none of the work. But that's o.k. I know that if I continue to pray to God, he will fix it. He will open my eyes and make me realize that regardless of what people do, think, or say, he is proud that we (meaning preaching families) have decided to dedicate our lives to bring souls to Him. To all my friends, I pray for your work everyday, as I know you pray for ours. Just remember what Brad always says, "Our retirement is out of this world!" It is such a sobering thought to think that one day all of this hard work will pay off when we hear those words "Well done, Thou Good and Faithful Servant" Matt. 25:21. Hang in There Guys...We Love You All!


Kristen said...

We love y'all too! It is hard sometimes but there is no job more important than this! It's so frustrating sometimes and especially when people are ungrateful or say awful things. I have learned a lot in the past year about this life but you know what? Even with all the bad, I wouldn't change my life for all the world.

Christy Tate said...

You are so right. We just have to overlook the bad and concentrate on our real purpose! Our reward is coming!!!

Becky Waller said...

Paul and I appreciate you and your family we love yall alot. please dont ever give up on God i know that yall are strong and will make it please give us a call

Becky Waller
May 13 2011