The Worth of Waiting: A Word to Aspiring Elders
Waiting is a challenging lesson. The better we perceive something to be, the stronger the desire. And the stronger the desire, the harder the wait tends to be. I'm keenly aware of this because I'm prayerfully waiting for the Lord to open the door for me to serve as an elder in my local church. Scriptures tell us this office is a good gift. Paul writes “The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task” (1 Tim. 3:1). Do you desire to be an elder? Be encouraged. You aspire to a noble task.
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Johnny Antle lives in Alexandria, Virginia, where he is a member of Del Ray Baptist Church.