I think one of the most difficult things for me in being a pastor is evaluating myself. If I sit down like this and think about it, I can come to some pretty clear conclusions. I can’t judge whether I’ve done what I’m supposed to have done solely based on how other people respond. Whether I do the right thing or the wrong thing, there are usually some who like it and some who don’t. So I have to evaluate myself based on whether I tried to discern how God was leading, and whether I was faithful to what I discerned.
Problem is, in real life, it is difficult not to be swayed by how others respond.
While there are a few things from this weekend I would like to tweak or adjust some, now that it comes down to it and I’ve had some time to reflect, I think by and large I was faithful. Not perfect. Still some conversations to have. But in two specific cases I acted on what I was prompted to do, and for that I’m grateful.