Do you look at your senior pastor and think that he is the only person who can help you because God has given him a special gift? I used to think like that. It’s true that God has given pastors a gift, probably many gifts, but He has also given gifts to those who are not in the pulpit every Sunday. In my church, we have a women’s group that meets once a month, but between our meetings, we see one another at church and other functions and through social media. I love seeing these women gathering around to lift up a sister in Christ in prayer; it is so beautiful! We all have things we struggle with, and need others that we can count on to help us battle a real enemy whose attacks are relentless. So, the next time you feel like you need to run to your pastor for support, look around, there are others who have a heart to minister. I’m not saying you shouldn’t go to your pastor, but they can be very busy, and if there is someone else, reach out to them. Remember that He has commissioned all of us to serve the saints.
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: 1 Peter 4:10