Questions every staff member should ask themselves about their Pastor – Part 3

3) Who is holding his arms up?

Your senior pastor is tired. If you don’t believe me, ask him. He has responsibilities pressure, and spiritual attacks that we can’t comprehend. And he needs his staff to come along side of him, to help carry the load, and to watch his back.

Your staff has to hold up the hands of your pastor. Your staff is a team. It takes everyone on the team doing their job to accomplish what your church is called by God to do. Scripture gives us a great example of how this is supposed to look in Exodus 17:

The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.” So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.

Do you know your role? Everybody had to do their part for the battle to be won. Not everyone can be the main guy like Moses. Not everyone is in the limelight like a Joshua. There are some people that have to work behind the scenes…that have to do the jobs that the crowd may never see or appreciate. But those jobs are necessary. Moses couldn’t have done his part without Aaron and Hur. Moses was tired and he needed someone to hold up his hands for the battle to be won. Your pastor is tired and needs someone to hold up his hands too. Somebody has to do this. It is a behind the scenes job. Is that your role? Most people will probably never know you do that. It might be something you never hear a thank you for or get recognized for doing it. Are you okay with doing it even if you don’t get recognition for it? Will you do it just because it is what you are called to do? There is probably something you can do this week to help him carry the load…something you can take off his plate…something you can do to help hold up his arms. If you don’t know what it is, ask him. Are you watching your pastors back? Somebody has to do this for him. If you aren’t watching his back, who will?

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