#2 – I gave too much of my time away to complainers
This is still a struggle for me. My curse is that I want to know what’s going on and that gets me into trouble. There are so many amazing people at Calvary that I want to give my time to and invest in, but somehow I end up sitting in my office listening to complaints about the decibel levels of the music, my choice of sermon topics, or some other misunderstanding. There are days that it takes every ounce of self-control that I possess to keep from going medieval on some people!
We all believe that a simple conversation will turn that person around. While I have seen that happen, it is FEW and FAR BETWEEN!!! This is the exception and not the rule. Complainers will always find something to complain about. Your job as the senior Pastor is to lead and feed. So spend your time focusing on that. If God has allowed you to hire staff, set up your organization so they can protect your time and allow you to focus on what’s most important.