You Don’t Have Time for Me?

I was going through my Twitter feed and saw where one of the people I follow was weeding out some of those he follows. He was apologetic, but he stated his reasoning for doing so.

I have been amazed at the people to whom I have had access to over my ministry. Some are of notoriety while others are not as known. These people have contacts across the nation and around the world, yet they took an hour of their time to talk to me or encourage me. That means the world to me!

Why do people not take time for you? Here are some of my observations.

  1. They do not view you as important. They do not see you as someone who will help them advance, therefore they will not make time for you.
  2. They may be poor time managers and give more attention to other things while they know they would give you more time than they really have once they call you or take your call. (I could talk all day, so I understand this dilemma. I want to talk to people, but I want to give them tons of time.)
  3. They may not understand the value of investing their time into you. When I was in full-time church ministry, I grew to learn the importance of taking time to help people develop their gifts. I was more than just my job. I want to equip people who could do my job and potentially end up doing it better than I could. That’s smart business. Building an organization that is dependent upon you is a setup for failure.

What would you add to this?

Author: Matthew Winters (The Comeback Pastor)

Born and raised in Portsmouth, VA, I eventually landed in upstate SC because when God calls I move. I gave my life to Christ in 1987 and surrendered to the call to ministry in 1997. I am a three-time graduate from Liberty University and Theological Seminary: BS in Religion (2003), the MA in Religion (Leadership concentration - 2006), and the Master of Divinity (Pastoral Ministries - 2013). I have served as a worship leader and senior pastor in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia since 1996. After experiencing a divorce, God graciously gave me my wife, Jennifer, whom I married in September 2015. Between the two of us, we have 6 children. I am the Lead/Founding Pastor of Overcomers Church in Walhalla, SC, a church plant that is helping those who have been overcome by life to become Overcomers in Christ. Jennifer and I both love people and long to see them enter into a relationship with Christ and walk in the power of His Spirit. I pray that these thoughts I share will challenge and inspire you to greater heights and deeper depths for the glory of Christ.

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