Mar 31, 2012
It the title sounds strange to you, it won't by the time you're done listening to this episode. Some of you may remember me saying that nobody who forges new ground, especially spiritually, gets away with it. And the fact is that anyone who tries to open doors will often find people in the way. And, there are ways to deal with that.
When I first felt a really strong call to ordained ministry, there were three kinds of people that I felt especially called to serve. There are those who feel spiritually isolated. There are those who feel spiritually abandoned. And then there is everyone else, because there is no telling who the next one will be to feel isolated or abandoned.
It can happen ever-so-many ways and for any number of reasons, but the nastiest of all is when it's because of someone pushing their own agenda at the expense of not only your calling, but your well-being as well.
And so, let's examine this in some depth, and see what it is that happens, and why.
And there are some things you can do to prevent it, or at least overcome it. And, they're waiting for you in some basic to-do's.