By: Theophilus Izobofolo & Abigayle Mutua
“Emotional Maturity nugget for church Ministers”
I have seen individuals that have been in ministry so long but they just can’t seem to sustain earthly relationships. Everyone that comes around them ends up leaving them with no positive testimony. Not that they aren’t spiritually sound (heaven relationship) but their emotional capacity isn’t able to sustain earthly relationship structures.
They have problems with their teachers, mentors, friends, spiritual cover, spiritual and earthly parents, and their leadership in Church. It’s a total chaos where relationships are concerned…no one is good enough for them. So every time their spirit gathers, their emotional instability scatters! A case of one hand working against the other hand or flesh working against the spirit.
When God created man, He first blessed them then told them; now be fruitful! Paraphrased, now mature emotionally then begin to reign, not reign then mature. Maturity is measured by the amount of the word you know and practice, and the level of control the spirit has over the flesh.
Genesis 1:28 says: And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
This means that if you are not matured (fruitful), you can’t multiply to replenish and subdue the earth. Folks! if you can’t be loyal to follow leadership, you can’t be a successful leader, the body of Christ is not divided…but your high mindedness and disobedient to spiritual authorities, is a selfish call for His second death.
Remember! any authority that be; is ordained of the Lord. Please let us manage our emotions and maximize our earthly success and fulfill heavenly race. Jesus is lord.