By A.J. Swoboda, Ph.D.
When God uses us, as pastors, to minister to someone, we can sometimes feel entitled to that person’s service in our church. God gives us the spiritual power we need in ministry—but that power doesn’t give us the right to control people. Like the apostles in Acts 2, we need to be able to release people to serve where God is calling them, even if that takes them away from us.