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The secret sin that disables church workers, leaders, and Pastors

This article was adapted from an original post by Jhonny Crumpton

What causes Christians to be completely disqualified for ministry in this late age for the Kingdom of God? Is it laziness, gossip, anger, lust, greed, false doctrine, or coveting?

The secret sin of pride

The first sin of Satan was pride and it has another name – False Humility. It’s a convenient sin because it’s easy to hide. There is false Humility in your heart because you silently seek to be honored.

Pride walking, name-dropping, gift exalting, knowledge sharing, and the list goes on. You want people to know more about you than about who has called you. You say “to God be the Glory,” but what you do points back to how gifted, talented, and efficient you are. The LORD detests the proud, they will be punished. (Proverbs 16:5)

Your title is nothing!
Do you feel shortchanged when people don’t address you as “Pastor” or “Reverend?” Do you want your photo to be posted whenever possible and your name recognized as to who you are in the ministry? You’re title actually means nothing, God looks at the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7)

Guard your heart

Time is short, God doesn’t need a soloist in His orchestra. He tells us to guard our heart, it is the wellspring of life (Proverbs 4:23). Do not forget your first love and remember where you have fallen, repent. God hates the deeds of the Nicolaitans (or the practice thereof). So to those who have ears, let him hear what the Spirit says. The time is near. (Revelation 2:4-6)

Repent, change your mind on how you see yourself as God’s warrior. Do not be like a “fourth head” of the Godhead – The Father, the Son, The Holy Spirit & You. God shares His throne with no one!

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