You Can’t Fix Everybody

From William Still’s “The Work of the Pastor” …

Some meddling ministers want to sort out everybody.  God is not so optimistic (that the pastor sort out everybody). There are some who will die with mixed-up personalities, and they may be true believers. (In some ways perhaps I am that, and have on hope of ever sorting myself out.  Indeed, my salvation is to live with my oddities and partly put up with them, and partly rise above them to show that grace is better employed wrestling resignedly, realistically, cheerfully with our problems than demanding from God heavenly solutions on earth.)  Don’t try to do the impossible. Know your limitations, and know what God is seeking to do in the world and what part in it He wants you to play.