HOW TO KNOW YOU HAVE ATTAIN MATURITY IN MINISTRY – Irabor Wisdom

TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 13:11.

When I Was A Child, I Talk Like A Child, I Thought Like A Child, I Reasoned Like A Child, When I Became A Man, I Put Away The Ways Of Childhood Behind Me. (NIV)

One Of The Greatest Challenge Of Ministry Today, Is Our Immature Ways Of Doing Things.

It Is So Shameful, That Most Of The Things We Do In Ministry Are All Born Out Of Immaturity.

Apostle Paul, Said, When I Became A Man, I Put The Ways Of Childhood Behind Me.

Maturity In Ministry, Has Nothing To Do With Your Age In Ministry Or Your Age On Earth.

It Has So Much To Do With Your Mindset And Your Reasoning.

When You Come To These 10 Stages In Life And Ministry, We Can Safely Say, You Have Attain Maturity In Ministry.

  1. YOU HAVE ATTAIN MATURITY IN MINISTRY, WHEN BEING IN THE WILL OF GOD IS MORE IMPORTANT TO YOU THAN ANY OTHER THING:

When You Understand This, It Is Not Everything You Will Do With Your Life.

My Current Definitions Of Success In Life And Ministry, Is For Your Life To Go As It Is Written Of You.

We Are Told In Scripture, The Son Of Man Goeth, As It Is Written Of Him, Not As It Is Expected Of Him By People; But As It Is Written Of Him By God. (See Mathew 26:24).

If God Says You Should Be An Assistant Pastor, Even If You Succeed As A General Overseer; You Have Failed In The Sight Of God.

Because Your Life Did Not Go As It Is Written Of You By God.

  1. YOU HAVE ATTAIN MATURITY IN MINISTRY, WHEN YOU NO LONGER LOOK FOR A NEW SPIRITUAL FATHER; BECAUSE YOU WANT TO ENTER A NEW LEVEL IN MINISTRY:

Your Biological Father, May Not Have Driven a Car; But You Have Fleets Of Cars, Did You Change Father To Achieve That?

You Can Always Succeed, Irrespective Of Who Is Your Father.

If For Every New Level, You Need A New Father; Then Get Ready For The Whole Word To Father You.

I Have Told God, Anything The God Of My Father And Mentors Can’t Do In My Life, I Won’t Look For A New Father And Mentors To Have It.

  1. WHEN YOU CAN JOYFULLY CONTINUE IN MINISTRY, EVEN WHEN YOUR BLOOD RELATIONS AND TRUSTED FRIENDS DECIDE TO LEAVE YOU, TO GO AND DO THEIR OWN THING:

Whether You Like It Or Not, People Must Leave You.

It Becomes A Challenge, When It Is Your Blood Relations That Has Just Walked Away.

People Will Ask All Kinds Of Questions.

If He Does Not Have A Problem, Why Will His Own Brother Decide To Leave Him.

Ask Them, Who Was Judas To Jesus.

  1. WHEN YOU NO LONGER SUBMIT TO OR RELATE TO MEN THAT HAS RESULTS, BUT LACKS THE FRUITS OF GENUINE REPENTANCE:

There Are Men With Results, But Not Genuine By Scriptural Indication, Indices, And Standard.

Some Young Pastors, Needs To Change, Once They See Results; They Don’t Want To Know How It Came, They Will Rush To Go And Submit.

Remember The Snake From The Rod Of Moses, And That Of Pharaoh’s Magicians Look Alike.

But At The End, The One From The Rod Of God In The Hands Of Moses; Swallowed That Of Pharaoh’s Magicians.

It Is A Matter Of Time, The Genuine Will Swallow The Fake.

  1. WHEN YOU DON’T NEED TO ALWAYS JUMP FROM ONE CLIQUE TO ANOTHER BECAUSE YOU WANT TO MAKE IT IN MINISTRY:

In The Book Of Acts, The Apostles Went To Their Own Company. ACTS 4:23).

You Don’t Belong To Every Company.

You Must Know Your Own Ministerial Company.

I Don’t Attend Ministers Conference To Please Anyone.

If I Am Not Convinced, You Can Feed My Hungry Soul, You Won’t Find Me There.

There Are Places You Go To, You Just Find Out That Everything You Are Told, is Destroying The Very Foundation On Which Your Christain Life Is Built.

If In This World Alone We Have Hope, We Are Of All Men Most Miserable.

  1. WHEN YOU HAVE MAINTAINED, YEARS OF LOYALTY TO YOUR FATHER AND MENTORS; WITHOUT ANY PHYSICAL OR FINANCIAL RETURNS; YET YOU ARE STILL VERY LOYAL AND FAITHFUL TO THEM:.

I Am Really Suprise, The Way Young Men Changes Father And Mentors; In The Name Of, He Has Never Helped Me Since I Have Been Following Him.

It Is Not Wrong For Your Spiritual Father To Help You Financially, But It Is Unscriptural For You To Expect It From Them.

If You Are Following, Because They Are Helping You, You Are Not Matured.

Maturity Is Following, Even When You Have Never Been Helped Once.

  1. WHEN YOU KEEP PUTTING THAT WHICH IS SACRED AND SECRET INTO THE HANDS OF MEN AND WOMEN, AND BE EXPECTING THEM NOT TO BETRAY YOU AND USE IT AGAINST YOU:.

At Certain Level In Your Life, You Should Know That It Is Impossible For Betrayals Not To come.

With The Above Understanding, You Should Be Careful With The Things You Do With People.

It Is Not Every Time, You Will Be Living At The Mercy Of Your Subject.

Always Find A Way, To Survive On Your Own.

Some Pastors, Even Have Boys That Arrange Women For Them; You Are Seriously Sick.

You Will Always Have Ministry Scandal, You Can’t Survive.

Live Your Life, In A Way That No One Can Use The Truth To Destroy You; Think About It.

  1. WHEN NO MATTER THE MOVE OF GOD, IN THE LIFE OF ANYONE AROUND YOU; YOU STILL STAY FAITHFUL TO THE MOVE OF GOD IN YOUR OWN LIFE:

You Must Come To A Point, When You No Longer Do Things, Because Any Pastor Is Doing It; But Because God Wants You To Do It.

The Move Of God in Yourlife, May Be Anointed Teaching With People Coming Back With Testimonies after Hearing You Preached; But You Love The Way Prophet Call Names And Phone Numbers; Because Of That, You Stop Flowing In The Teaching Grace; You Are Not Matured.

Maturity Is Identifying And Staying In The Move Of God In Your Life, Even When It Is Not Popular Or Highly Criticized.

  1. WHEN YOUR SPIRITUAL FATHER IS ALWAYS ATTACKING YOUR STYLE OF MINISTRY, YET YOU STICK TO IT BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER HAS CALLED YOU TO DO:

You Must Always Know That At The End Of The Day, You Will Give Account To God And Not To Your Spiritual Father.

So, Because Your Spiritual Father Says The Holy Spirit Does Not Fall People During Ministration, You Decided To Stop It, You Are Still Not Matured In The Things Of God.

If He Says The Holy Spirit Doesn’t Call People By Their Names During Ministration, You Will Immediately Stop It Also.

You Are Very Immature In the things of God.

You Don’t Stand Where Your Spiritual Father Stands, You Stand Where The Bible Stands.

God’s Word Is The Finality Of Every Thing.

Even Your Spiritual Father also do THINGS His Own Spiritual Father has never done and May NEVER do.

Does that make him WRONG?

It Is Only A Branch Pastors, That Should Reason That Way.

As A Branch Pastor You Must Be An Extension Of Your Spiritual Father.

A Replication And A Representation.

But Not For A Founder.

  1. YOU HAVE ATTAIN MATURITY IN MINISTRY, WHEN YOU CAN GO THROUGH A SHAKING AND DONT WALK AWAY FROM THE MINISTRY GOD HAS COMMITTED INTO YOUR HANDS:

Some Pastors Must Always Run Out Of Town For Every Shaking, They Go Through.

Some Will Close The Church And Go And Start In A New Location.

Forgetting That He Who Runs From Fighting, Will Live To Fight Again And Again.

Face Your Fear.

Don’t Run Out Of Town.

Even If You Retreat, You Must Relaunch A Come Back In That Same City.

Don’t Allow The Story To End On A Negative Note.

A Kingdom General Is One That Has Witness His Own Funeral, And Yet He Is Still Alive To Tell The Story Of His Survival.

In Mark Chapter 5 Verse 1, Jesus And His Disciples Got To The Other Side.

If It Were To Be Some Of Us, The Journey Would Have Ended In Chapter 4 With So Much Stories Of How The Storm Did Not Allow Us Do Ministry.

IF YOU HAVE THE RIGHT SPIRITUAL STAMINA, SCANDAL CANT SCATTER WHAT GOD HAS STARTED IN YOUR LIFE.

Thanks for reading.

Your in God’s service.

Irabor Wisdom

Presiding Bishop Answer’s Assembly warri Delta State Nigeria.

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