This is a series of posts in which I will outline things that I’ve learned from my Pastor (hence the name!). These little chunks of wisdom may or may not only come from my Senior Pastor, but may also come from any pastors at my church that have helped, and continue to help me grow as a Christian and as a man.
Assume the best
Is someone trying to take over your ministry? Probably not.
Is your coworker out to get you? Probably not.
Do people always have your best intentions in mind? Probably not.
Still, my Pastor has taught me to assume the best in people, especially those who are on our ministry teams. Most people do not exist for the purpose of annoying us, although it does feel that way sometimes. Be slow to anger, quick to forgive, and don’t be afraid tackle something head on. Most importantly, assume the best in people, at least until they prove the worst.