Success of a Pastor

~by Jay Jones

For me, success will come when I can do as the unnamed servant of Abraham, who went
to find a bride for his master.

He was unnamed, so his anonymity would bring glory to his master, and not himself.
He was unselfish, as he gave everything to his master’s pursuit.
He sacrificed himself, his plans, aspirations and ambitions to fulfill his master’s request.
He made a journey of faith to a place he’d never been to reach a bride he’d never met,
and brought her back to a place he’d never leave.
He prayed for direction and wisdom, and received it.
He never complained, profaned or shirked his duties.
He cared for and protected the bride on the journey… careful to preserve her for his
After all his sacrifice, passion, toil, and obedience, he simply bowed out of the way and let
the bride dance with her husband.

To me… that’s the success of a pastor.