The assistant and the way she advises to people
Today, I’m going to talk about something that some assistants have forgotten when they deal with people in the church.
What are you talking about?
There are some assistants who want people to go and talk with them instead of taking the initiative to talk with the person and start a conversation.
Some days ago, an assistant, came to talk with me in a chat and told me that she didn’t go to talk with people because she didn’t want to be inconvenient and it wasn’t also her problem. Then, I made her see that she couldn’t think in that way because it wasn’t what God had expected from us.
On the contrary, God wants to see in us another attitude and boldness to use our faith with energy and indignation to save the souls who are in the devil’s hands. Is that what we’re doing?
To be honest, a pastor can’t talk with everybody individually and take care of themselves all the time. That’s the reason why the work that the assistants do is too important. They’re the helpers of the pastors. So, you have to do it with responsability and commitment.
You should remember that you have a call and that call isn’t only for you to be beautiful in the meetings and show your uniform to everybody. No!! God have called you to help those whose soul is sad.
But, you have to leave your comfort zone and be against the tendency of doing what everybody does and go to the war.
Another important issue, is the way you receive people when they arrive at church. It doesn’t matter if they are members or people who go for the first time. You may be well-dressed, with a happy face and trying to be nice. We’ve seen that a lot of assistants seems to be angry and that’s not a benefit. It makes people be far from them. If this is your case, you should work in this aspect and change your behaviour.
What’s more, it’s important to make you remember that the conversation you have with people have to be with determination and God’s direction. In case you don’know the right answer to the person in that moment ,you don’t have to feel bad or with shame. You have to be humble and tell the person you’ll talk with the pastor and ask for his opinion. You should never advise people in a hasty or childhood way.
Could you see yourself in this post? What has called your attention?
Leave your comment here. I’ll read them.
12th January 2015 at 22:27
Hello Mrs. Luisa,
Yes. I have seen myself in your post. I remember that I had not been careful in the way I advised people in the past. I used to do it in a hasty and childish way. I realized that it was not good and it did not please God. Today, I am careful that I don’t do those things anymore. That my offering to God when I do His work is acceptable and not blemished.
30th October 2014 at 10:04
that is why everytime when we as assistants go to consell someone we need to seek wisdom from God