I’m coming up on my 2 year anniversary of having the privilege of having the title of “Pastor”.
I have been a bi vocational Pastor for the past two years. I consider myself having two full time jobs. 1. Working at the County of Orange 40 hours a week 2. Full time Pastor which I’m on call 24/7/365. The day I found out I was going to be a Pastor I was ready to quit my day job and was ready to be a Pastor full time. But God had other plans and most of the time my plan A is God's plan B and God’s plan A is my plan B. Even though I had thought and planned that God was going to provide for me to become a full time Pastor I had to do a reality check. I soon found out the harsh reality that God was calling me to keep both of my jobs as much I despised that.
I remember coming home from a long day at work and telling my wife I hate my job and I want to quit it so I can be full time Pastor already. Day after day I would complain to her and always have a good excuse to quit my job. Thinking I was ready to be a full time Pastor, I soon hit a realization and God spoke to me telling “Mau I’m not ready to make the move for you yet, it’s at my time not yours” Ouch that hurt but then I realized He’s right! It’s not about when I think I’m ready or it’s time but it’s at His timing and though I hate to accept it I know I have to trust in Him. One day I know God will say “Mau you ready now to be a full time Pastor”. In the mean time I know I still have to work at the calling He has given me.
Now, instead of complaining to my wife, I thank God knowing that there is still a lot work to be done until He gives me the green light for full time ministry. If you in the same situation as me don’t grow weary like I have and still do at times wondering when God is going to call me into full time ministry but hold to the fact that God will call you at His right timing. Yes it sucks but it’s better to be in God’s will than our because than things will really go wrong. So now I look at being a bi vocational as a blessing knowing that God has given me the strength to handle both of these task. I won’t grow weary but keep giving my 110% and wait patiently for the day that God will fulfill the desires of my heart.