ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A TITLE? I’m probably going to get some heat for saying this, but as Christian, you are not supposed to be seeking a title. The world does that. There is a huge identity crisis in America. I know a woman who got a new job and she made up her own grand title and then had business cards made up with that same title. It’s not to be so in the church. I meet Christians all the time and they introduce themselves by their title- “I’m pastor so and so. I’m apostle so and so. I’m prophetess so and so”. I’ve also been corrected by not calling them by their title.
YES, there’s a level of respect by referring to someone by their title- a respect for the office they carry and operate in. I’ve always referred to my pastor by “pastor”, because I respect his authority. I was also raised to respect all authority. I never called an adult or someone older than me by their first name. In fact, this whole generation of about 30 and under has a complete lack of respect. It’s shameful. But telling someone your title and demanding they call you by that title is different.
If you do not have a revelation of who you are in Christ, that you are a child of the Most High; then you are still lost and will be constantly seeking for recognition. Don’t even get me started on all this pronoun nonsense. Get to know Jesus! Besides, God calls you and confirms on you a title, not man. Rest in that.
On that day He will say, “His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’” Matthew 25:21
He will NOT say “good and faithful pastor/apostle/teacher/prophet/evangelist”, but good and FAITHFUL SERVANT; if you have served Him faithfully and have done what was asked of you. Rest in the knowledge that if you have the Holy Spirit living inside you, then you are a child of the Most High. Period. Go and be a faithful servant. No other recognition is needed.
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