Why Not Ask Your Pastor?

Considering what the Bible teaches about "safety in a multitude of counsels" and pastors "watching for our souls" etc., why do so many people not ask their pastor before making a life changing decision? Is it because they think they know what he is going to say and it's not what they want to hear? I've heard from several pastors that they have foreseen problems that could have been avoided. What do you think?

3 comments:

God's Girl said...

My husband is a Pastor and this is such an interesting question...

In many cases, if people would humble themselves, and receive what the Pastor suggests, even if it means wait, or "no" - I believe God would be so pleased. But instead people want what they want... they really don't want any feedback from anyone (even from those who represent the Lord in their lives). It really is sad and It grieves my heart.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I think that people don't go to the Pastor because like you said, they have a pretty good idea what he is going to say. So they seek out people who they know will agree with them. Too bad, if people would just listen to their Pastor if they don't know God's WORD they would miss a lot of unhappiness in this life. connie

Rose and Luke Shepherd said...

A friend of mine always says, "You're going to do what you want to do." And it's usually true. We usually already have our minds made up when we go seeking advice - we're really usually just seeking confirmation.

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