A Lesson Learned

This July, I will begin my 20th year of full-time ministry.

Over that time, I’ve learned many, many lessons. Some of them with great joy. Others with great pain.

So I share one with you today. This one is especially for pastors and church leaders. It’s this.

Any time someone new shows up in your church, showers you with flattery as a pastor/teacher and offers comments about how their previous minister let them down or couldn’t preach or made them mad, it means one thing:

You’re next on the list.

So don’t be puffed up. Be careful.