I have seen and heard pastors get so worried because a member they so cared for, that they have spent money on left the church and even turn around to speak ill of the pastor and his church in their newly found Location.
Listen to this;
1 Samuel 10:26, “And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched”.
This is so simple, except the Father touches hearts of men to stay with you no matter what you do they will go away.
Saul was anointed, he wasn’t a fake king, but only those whose heart the father touched went to join themselves to Him.
Don’t harbour hatred because someone left you, so long as he or she is still within the Body of Christ, he is still one of us.
The difference is you were not supposed to raise that individual.
Just pray for God to send the people He wants you to pastor to you. It is Him that promised and said;
Jeremiah 3:15, “And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding”
Meaning He has a people that need to be pastored and so He will also touch their hearts to believe in you if you were supposed to be their pastor.
I have had people walk out on me just because they can’t grasp what I teach and so they will say “but that is not how other Churches are teaching it”.
I had a brother walked out of my services just because he felt am taking away his Hope in John 14”…the many mansions in the Father’s House…” Yet, I bought this young man shoes and supported Him even with fare as he has no feasible job.
For me I don’t see the devils at work here. “For to some it is given and to others it is not given to know the mystery of the kingdom”.
Must I twist what the father is revealing to me so as to accommodate people? Not at all!
He, whom the father has touched their hearts to be with you, shall remain with you even if you are in a hole.
You have people, pray for them. No worries, no bitterness, be at peace!.
To be continued...