2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”
I have being under the tutelage of many pastors, all most all are great men and women of God, who always encourage me to pick up my “Cross” daily. Some love me unconditionally, while some give “Tough Love”. Sometimes a kick at the butt, works, to spur me into action, whenever the devil wants to mess with my true identity in Christ Jesus.
Lately, my pastor who would be like 10 years older than me talks and walks like a movie star, he enjoys the Superstar spotlights, never misses a chance to rub his successes on my face. My pastor is a local celebrity!
He particularly dislikes me (I don’t want to use the word HATE) on few occasions his actions speak loud than word. He has never missed an opportunity to rubbish me both in public and in private.
One occasion I confronted him, he said to me: “I run the show here, if you don’t like it, please leave! We won’t miss you”
I pray I will not be excommunicated from the church, when he gets to read this! God please help me! I know I am not perfect! (I should first of all remove the log of wood in my eyes before I think of removing the speck in my pastor’s eyes!
God please forgive me, in Jesus Christ Name I pray, Amen!
I abstain from every personal judgment!
My Pastor Has A Superstar Mentality And I can prove it
- My Diva Pastor has a huge sense of entitlement.
He thinks more highly of himself than he ought to think and believe in his heart that he deserves better treatment than any other human being (Romans 12).
- Because of My Pastor’s celebrity status he thinks he is above the law most times.
- My Superstar pastor thinks no one is qualified to speak into his life
He thinks that, since he is so spiritual and successful, he has reached a point that no one is able to speak into his life or teach him anything.
Is this person as wealthy as I am? Or do they have as many people in their parish as I do? How many real estate investments do they have? Before he even consider hearing what they have to say!
- My Superstar Pastor Is Super Materialistic and he knows how to play to the gallery. He is an entertainer.
My pastor does not mingle with the “poor” in his parish. They irritate him all most all the time, he is very suspicious of them.
“How much tithe and offerings do they bring to the House of The LORD?”
He visits the homes and offices of only the rich and famous among us. And he sends the junior pastors to minister to the downtrodden in his congregation.
And painfully most junior pastors have started acting and talking like my Diva Pastor!
But My Diva Pastor still prays for all that are able to meet him for prayers and counselling!! That’s still a kudos for him!
My Superstar pastor wears colourful outfits, drives few of the latest automobiles and always gives powerful sermons. Never a dull moment, whenever he climbs the altar.
To the glory of God Almighty my life has being richly blessed by his sermons, prayers, and prayer points, but very little by his personality!
- My Superstar Pastor does not trust anyone.
He lacks intimate relationship with anyone.
My Pastor Is A Super Diva!
In closing, this article was written in love. I still love my Diva Superstar Pastor! I just wish he would be more human in his dealings with those he considers “beneath” him.
Ecclesiastes 9:11 “I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.”
Not every unemployed youth is a thief!
Not every unshaven, red eyed youth is a drug addict.
Poverty and hunger discolour the white pigments of the eyes!
Heaven is not for only the rich and famous, neither are churches built for them alone. I might be Mr Nobody today! But God has not yet finished with me, I could be Mr. President tomorrow!
Please Sir! Don’t forget your humble background,
May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!
May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!