By Ron Cook

Ron and his wife Rodetta have been married for 41 years. They have actively served the Lord together in ministry during the entire time and are co-founders of Care for Pastors. Ron ministers to hundreds of pastors annually through mentorship, counseling, and by phone. He has been a Pastor for 40 years and understands the stress of ministry, and wants to share his longevity in ministry with other pastors and help them finish well.

    What Did You Leave Behind in January 2015?

    Wednesday, February 04, 2015

    January has now melted into 2015; it’s gone never to be lived again. What did you leave behind in January 2015?

    We all left something there. Was it your New Year’s resolution that you left behind after the first week? Or maybe your promise to yourself that you would exercise more and eat better and that was left behind in week two?

    How about your commitment to daily journal? Was that left behind at week three? Besides, who has time for that anyway? You were really doing well on breaking that habit of ________ until week four, and then you crashed. If you could have just made it to January 31st, you would have succeeded because we all know it takes 30 days to break a habit. Oh well, there is always next year to start over. Really, what about the next 11 months?

    January is living proof of James 4:14b; “What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” January is gone so stop living in the regrets of the past.

    The encouragement for February is Philippians 3:13b-14; “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

    I Timothy 6:11-12a “But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith.”

    Stop allowing the failures of January to control February. It’s a new month, a new day, so press on!

    Help us continue providing resources of care for pastors and their families.

    Pin It on Pinterest