From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.
In the days of Jesus, people also left him. So it is not a new thing for people to leave your church and move to another church.
But there are a group of people that will always move from one church to another, looking for what is not missing. Changing church is the calling and hobby of these groups of people.
If you fall into these groups of people, even if you have not left now, you will one day leave:
- THOSE WITH A HISTORY OF MOVING FROM ONE CHURCH TO ANOTHER:
When some people join your church, you don’t have to rejoice because it is in their ‘calling’ to move. They are suffering from a vagabond spirit.
- THOSE WHO ARE POSITION-DRIVEN AND POSITION-CONSCIOUS:
Once you don’t give them the position they need, they are on their way out.
If you give them and remove them, they will still go.
- THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL THE CHURCH AND ALSO CONTROL THE PASTOR:
This group wants to be the Holy Spirit that controls the Church and the Pastor. To them, nothing can be done without their consent and permission, yet they are not committed to the church.
- THOSE WHO DON’T HAVE A MIND OF THEIR OWN:
They will always follow anyone who talks them out of the church. This group of people believes in friendship with members more than relationship with God, the Pastor and the Church.
- THOSE WHO ARE MIRACLE-SEEKERS:
They are never satisfied with their church. Their problem always directs them to the ‘happening place’.
If a Pastor is not working like a native doctor, they will always leave him. They are the worst group of people to pastor.
- THOSE WHO FOLLOW THE PASTOR BECAUSE OF THE MONEY, GIFTS AND FAVOUR THEY ARE GETTING FROM HIM:
For the Pastor to retain their loyalty and commitment, he must continue to be their sponsor.
The day the Pastor stops giving them money, they will look for the next father-christmas.
This group believes in your Money and not in your Mantle.
- THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN EVERY VOICE THEY HEAR AND EVERY VISION THEY SEE:
They will always hear a voice telling them to move.
Sometimes, the devil can appear as an angel of light and give you visions and instructions to destroy you.
I am very careful with members who hear God every second, because God Himself doesn’t speak every second.
To this group, if they see their Pastor in the dream doing what they don’t like, it is their last day in that church. They don’t want to know whether someone used his face or not.
- THOSE WHO COME TO CHURCH AND EVERY PERSON IS THEIR FRIEND AND IN THE PROCESS, THEY START HAVING PROBLEM WITH MEMBERS REGULARLY:
These group of people have no focus.
They don’t know why they came to church in the first place. It is either they have problem with fellow members and are not happy with how it was judged and handled by the church leadership, Or they have problem to the point where they become ashamed and they leave the Church on their own.
They are very carnal and worldly set of people.
- THOSE WHO WANT THE PASTOR TO PREACH A PARTICULAR KIND OF MESSAGE AT ALL TIMES:
These are the groups of people that have not accepted the message that God gave to their Pastor. You hear things like “Daddy preaches prosperity too much, he doesn’t talk about holiness at all”.
Somebody somewhere is also angry that his own Pastor preaches holiness too much, he doesn’t talk about prosperity. This group claims to be very spiritual but their spirituality is stupidity without them knowing.
They will change church to the point where they will finally stay at home because no Pastor can feed them spiritually.
- THOSE WHO ARE NOT MATURED TO BE VERY CLOSE TO THE PASTOR AND THE LEADER OF THE MINISTRY:
This group believes the Pastor is a spirit and also an angel without faults, forgetting that Pastor is also a human being.
When this group comes close, they will always be disappointed by the humanity of the Man of God.
Every Pastor is a Man before he becomes a Man of God.
All Pastors have their weakness. If you know the weakness of anyone, it is because he gave you the access and privilege you don’t deserve.
Thanks for reading
Answers’ Assembly Warri Delta State.