Last year I hit 30 and for some reason I thought “Man I am getting old!” Now after I was brought back down to earth by a friend who said “Just wait till you hit 50!” I thought about my life and thought what do I wanna be like when I am fifty? What kind of pastor, what kind of leader do I want to be? When I thought about it and I let my imagination go here is the list that I came up with:

  • A well known (famous) Pastor
  • An exceptional preacher
  • A pastor of a large and significant church
  • An author of many books

I then thought about what God wants me to be and here is what I came up with:

  • He wants me to be a great Husband and Father ( 1 Timothy 3:4-5, Ephesians 5:22-6:4)
  • He wants me to have grown in my life and doctrine (1 Timothy 4:16)
  • He wants me to be faithful in my preaching (2 Timothy 4:1-2)
  • He wants me to be a man of prayer.

When I compare the two lists two things becomes apparent

  1. I need to kill my pride!
  2. God is more concerned with my faithfulness than my status

What kind of person do you want to be in the future?



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