After a few years of pastoring, every preacher picks up a few things they wished they learned before. They make a mistake or handle something in a way that could have been handled differently. There are lessons learned, and maybe you are one of the many preachers that wished you would have learned such lessons sooner.
Don’t worry. You’re in good company. In fact, that is really the only way God can help you grow. It is my firm belief that once we stop growing, we start dying. A preacher should be in a continual state of openness toward God and the lessons that must be learned.
With that being said, there are some preaching lessons I wish I learned before going into the ministry. Let me make this statement:
Just because a lesson is taught, it doesn’t mean it’s learned.
I had great mentors and preachers that influenced me. While they tried their best, there were some lessons only God can teach. I thank God for using these preachers in my life. God used them, and I hope and pray this little article will used by God to help you!