Hey everyone! I want to take a minute and tell you whats been going on in my life. I have been taking a break from the website for a couple weeks for personal reflection. My wife and I are getting ready to move and make some possible career changes. It's been a crazy few weeks. I have been flying a lot and progressing in my flight training. I also have been spending some much needed time in prayer with the Lord about direction. My life has changed so drastically over the last 3-5 years. So much has happened and changed. Without getting into explicit detail, I have learned a lot in the prior years. Ministry has been so hit and miss at times. For those of you who feel a deep calling into the ministry, be prepared for anything. I say that with true sincerity. At one point in my life, I thought I had my position and place in Ministry figured out. I was under the impression that I would be Pastoring Creation Church until I died or Jesus returned. I never thought we would have closed that church, but sadly, we did.
One thing is certain, life can change at a seconds notice, but Gods Word never changes. Regardless of the struggles or curveballs we encounter, it's up to us to remain steadfast through the changes and stand on the Word of God. Like anyone, I have done everything I can possibly think of to remain in Ministry and remain faithful to Gods Word. But, like everyone, I also have made mistakes over the years and have gained knowledge each and every time. I have worked so hard to keep myself plugged into Ministry. I have inquired help from other Churches and Ministers, yet they are silent. They remain silent, because they don't see me as a Minister of Jesus Christ. They see a tattooed man who doesn't think or act like they do. They see a man who doesn't eat at the same restaurants or shop at the same stores at they do. They see unique. This is a threat and apparently a direct violation to their thinking and logic. The preconceived notion of a Minister is far from who I am, or who I will ever be.
I have no desire to be like other ministers. God didn't call me to one like them, he made me unique and a person who lives for individualism. God made me, well.. me. That's about the best way I can describe it. Without being entirely transparent, I will tell you that at times, it hurts. It hurts knowing that Churches and Ministers who claim to serve the same Jesus I do, don't act like Him at all. It hurts me to watch them reject me and gossip about me when they get together in their idiotic Ministers meetings and groups. Yet, regardless of feelings, I care not. My goal in life isn't to win the approval of so called minsters. My goal in life is to be used by God almighty for His purpose and to help people see who Jesus Christ really is. My passion, my heart, is to see people saved from death, hell, and the eternal grave.
Well, I think that's all I will share this week. My heart is heavy. Just remember, no matter what someone says about you.. NO matter what they think.. Pay them no attention. God created you and He loves you more than you could ever comprehend. Regardless if your perfect or not. Regardless of what you look like, Jesus loves each and every one of you. He loves you so much that He died for you. Never stop being, You. Make a effort every day to show people the Christ that's in you. Make an effort every day to grow in His Word. But most importantly, make an effort every day to make Jesus Christ, your number one priority. Until we talk again..
~ Another Believer trying to make it in this world..
Reverend Ian Potter is a Spirit Filled Evangelist who preaches the Raw , Uncompromised , Gospel of Jesus Christ.