(“Thoughts I Want To Leave Behind” is a collection of thoughts and impressions I want to leave behind as I begin to make my final pastoral transition.)
#6 What Other People Think
You will have two opinions for every decision you make. Some people will like what you did and others will not. Those who applaud you today may not do so tomorrow. Those who oppose you today could actually become a co-laborer tomorrow. Evaluate these varied opinions with patient wisdom.
Before you make a decision spend time with God and find out His heart for each situation you face. Wise leaders are led by revelation.
As your decisions become a reality, and the differing opinions begin to spin around your life, you will be able to remain strong and confident. Your strength and confidence will come from knowing you have a word from God and the ever-changing opinions about what other people will think will not be able to move you off the path God has asked you to travel.