As ministry wives, it’s far too easy to put ourselves inside a glass bubble with expectations that God does not desire for us. First and foremost, God calls us to be faithful Christians and church members. Pastor’s wife Jeanine Sanchez shares how she teaches other ministry wives to examine the motivations behind their internal and external expectations, focusing on God’s intentions for them in ministry, and how to walk in the inevitable disappointment of others.
- Examine internal and external expectations through prayer and intentionality, asking God to reveal the true intentions of your heart, always seeking the counsel of your husband.
- There will be seasons where God’s expectations will stretch you beyond comfort, but He won’t keep you there forever.
- People will have unmet expectations of you. Disciple them by responding with humility and help them think rightly.
“At the end of it, you can’t be all things to all people. Think back to the Messiah complex. You are one person. You are not like God, you are finite. Know your limitations and disciple your congregation to see you as a normal church member.”
“Remember that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. The Lord delights in those who fear him. So always thinking, ‘Okay, Lord, what do you think about me? What do you think about how I handled this situation?’ And then just pray, we have to have a heart attitude of prayer. ‘Lord, how do you want me to change? How do you want me to view this person?'”
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