I have heard and seen many people complaining about the people they are called to love. I understand, people can be frustrating. Even I am guilty of frustrating people, and getting frustrated with others. However, is complaining and grumbling really loving them?
I know voicing our opinions, and venting to others can relieve our feelings, and comes as second nature. Just to hear others are dealing with the same thing can lighten our burdens a little. But maybe there is a way to instead of complaining, to voice our frustrations in a positive way. I don't know, maybe there isn't? I also think maybe there is a time and a place for venting and letting out our frustrations with perhaps our mentor. But I do know scripture says to do all things without grumbling. (Phil 2:14) It also says, the second commandment is like the first, to love the Lord your God, and to love your neighbor. (Matthew 22:38-40)
So I ask this question. Are we really loving people. Are we loving not only the easy to deal with, but the difficult people too? Or maybe we are just doing this pastor's wife thing really well but forgetting to love. We have faith, tell mountains to move, lead, encourage, give our all to this ministry….yet forget to love.
Pastor's wife, we are nothing if we do not love.
"If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don't love, I'm nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God's Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, "Jump," and it jumps, but I don't love, I'm nothing. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don't love, I've gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love. (1 Corinthians 13:1-7, The Message)
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor