Bishop T.D. Jakes consoling his spiritual son, Pastor Steven Furtick, on the struggles of ministry.
LEADING IS DIFFICULT
1- You will be forced to take the money from your family’s livelihood to invest it in the church.
2- You will risk accepting payments even without knowing where you will get the money from.
3- You will sacrifice time to be with your family to be in church.
4- You will need to be strong to preach to others that they will be fine when everything goes wrong for you.
5- You will need to be strong to preach that God will solve your problems when God has not solved yours yet.
6- You will be betrayed by the people you helped.
7- You will be abandoned by the people who swore to never leave you.
8- You will see that people stop respecting you because they were poisoned by other people.
9- You will see fake people in front of you calling you father and disrespecting you behind your back.
10- Some people will misinterpret your preaching thinking it was indirect.
11- You will see people who disrespect your wife and your family.
12- You will see people questioning the origin of your goods, claiming that you are deviating deeply from the church.
13- Some people when leaving church will make up a story about you.
14- Some people you give opportunities to will confront your vision.
15- Some people you trained will want to confront you in meetings.
16- Some people you taught to preach will later want to compare your preaching to theirs.
17- Some people will think you’re distracted and that you’ve lost focus.
18- Some people will think they are more spiritual and have more knowledge than you.
19- Some people will want to negatively influence other people regarding your personality.
20- Others will be ungrateful and will not recognize the opportunities you gave them.
21- Some will want to divide the church.
22- Some will disrespect you, create confusion and trouble and still put you as the culprit in history and them as the victim.