Free eBook The Runaway PastorAuthor David S. Hayes – Avengersinfinitywarfullmovie.de

The truth was he had sold out It was the coward s way But it was, at least, a way out His head was spinning as he boarded the red line, just down the street from the hospital He was headed toward the city center Trent needed to get lost and he had a plan Besides, the way he saw it he was already lost Long lost Trent Atkins felt a call to help people and be a minister but quickly discovered that his real job was to be a junior CEO and manager That s what all the leadership books taught him and it was all there in black and white on the job description handed to him He and his wife Natalie played the role of the perfect couple, yet their long drift away from friendship and intimacy have left them cold toward one another So Trent plots his escape His plan is so thorough and careful that neither the members of Baylor s Bend Community Church nor his wife had any idea it was coming or where he d gone But Trent discovers that no matter how many miles you run your troubles always follow you Although I am not a pastor myself, my mom is and so are a few of my friends One of the main themes of the book, as I see it, is a reminder that pastors are also humans, just like all of us, mere mortals i.e the parish We tend to forget that fact quite often I know I am guilty of that and as a result we set the standards higher for them Why, he cannot have problems in his marriage he s a pastor, for God s sake You know, I saw her arguing with someone and it wasn t in a loving way Although I am not a pastor myself, my mom is and so are a few of my friends One of the main themes of the book, as I see it, is a reminder that pastors are also humans, just like all of us, mere mortals i.e the parish We tend to forget that fact quite often I know I am guilty of that and as a result we set the standards higher for them Why, he cannot have problems in his marriage he s a pastor, for God s sake You know, I saw her arguing with someone and it wasn t in a loving way How can she She s a pastor Alternatively, other situations when we just view our pastors as people who are holy saints and mistake less and wise beyond human wisdom They are human They make mistakes and trying to live up to the standards that we set for them can sometimes lead to a burnout because there s the fear that if we, the parish will find out that they, the pastors, are not as perfect and angelic as we want them to be, we will be disappointed in them Moreover, maybe the disappointment will be so big that we will be disappointed with God as well Talk about pressure.I am still struggling sometimes to remember that simple truth, yet I still keep expecting something MORE than there is I am extremely thankful for my pastor and he is an awesome blessing to me, but there are times when I create an image in my mind s eye and when I realize that image I ve created is not what really is there, I get disappointed Thankfully, God does open my eyes and shows that I have been wrong.Besides pastors, I think the Runaway Pastor, although it has the word Pastor in it, it is about every one of us Show me a person who never wanted to run away and hide It all started with Adam and Eve they hid from God and would have hidden from other people if there were any, I think and it all went downhill from then on.I wanted simply to run away so many times My ex professor kept saying that those things we do not like in other people, we have em That s me I do not like monks Why Because they did what I want to do so often They ran away from the world.Just the other day, I thought about running away Not that I can complain about my life everything is just wonderful but the responsibility sometimes is staggering When almost everyone in my Church knows me as a pastor s kid and therefore a good girl When there are friends for whom I am a role model found that out on Friday scared me And all this while I am trying finally to understand WHO I AM I do not want to lead a double life, I want to be myself, but sometimes I do not feel free to be myself because of all the expectations and that is when I feel like Trent.Runaway talks about those issues and if you re a pastor or just a person who at least once wanted to give up, throw in the towel, and run away to start a new life it s a book to read.There is a way out of this mess