As pastors we can be a capping point to the people and how far they grow. We can stop growth by only allowing them to grow so far. Some of us carry the "I can do it all, and know things will get done how I want them to get done, if I do it myself. I can do it better," mindset. We also carry a little pride, desiring to do everything and get the honor for it. However, what we don't realize is, we are hindering the church from growth.
This past January, my husband realized he has been the stopping point for our church. That we have only allowed people to get so far, then we take care of the rest. But Jesus never lead this way. He gave the disciples the power to heal the sick, and cast out evil spirits. (Luke 9) He told them to go, just as He and make disciples. Jesus empowered people with His spirit to do everything He did. And even went as far as to tell them that when He is gone, that they will go on to do far greater things than He had.
John 14:12 "I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.
We as leaders must stop hindering people from growing in the areas they need to grow in. We need to empower them to go and be all they can be. We must start allowing the body to function again. One leader cannot function the entire body. But everyone working together with one goal, to lift the head up, which is Jesus Christ.
Pastors and pastors' wives start empowering the people God has brought into your life, and allow them to do far greater things than you could have ever done alone.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor