Fathers long for fellowship and friendship with sons and daughters, both naturally and spiritually. True fathers unlike hirelings and pseudo fathers with self aggrandizing titles, want GOD’S WILL for your life and not their will for you. Big difference.
Hirelings and networkers want you in their system, mailing list, or downline to use you to accomplish their vision or mandate, which often is exaggerated beyond God’s actual sphere of influence and boundaries for them. (2 Cor. 10:12-15)
True fathers love you in your uniqueness and actually enjoy being with you. They genuinely take an interest in you and your family, unlike hirelings who are more interested in your gifts and talents to maximize their own vision and ministry.
True fathers enjoy sitting and eating tacos with you but hirelings have no time for you in that way. Most of them are usually too busy to even talk to you on the phone, but they travel the nation and the world expanding their ministry and influence beyond their own relationships. They follow the pathway of what benefits them and their ministry personally. They follow the money so they can pay for their excessive overhead and expenses of buildings, equipment, and staff, etc. In a word, they seek their own things and not the things which are Jesus Christ’s (Phil. 2:19-22).
Fathers are builders of people. Hirelings are builders of their own ministry.
Fathers keep the local church central to their ministry. They will never hurt the local church or leadership to benefit their own agenda. In fact, they belong to a local church and pour themselves into it, whereas more often than not, hirelings and false ministers do not.
There is a coming restoration followed by a reformation that will dismantle current top-heavy governing leadership infrastructures and realign them with a kingdom mentality and kingdom leadership culture. No longer will any one man act like a vicar or a pope and rule over and confine and restrict other ministry gifts. God will adorn His true ministers and lovers of His own heart and will with a new glory for accomplishing His rule and order in His body on the earth.
True shepherds will understand like never before that they need the other ministry gifts to fulfill God’s plan and purpose to equip the saints without any thought or consideration of who gets the credit.
Heads up everybody. Hearts down. Humility will always win. Pride will be always lose. Make the necessary adjustments now and lay low. In due season, He alone will exalt you.
( excerpt from a book I’m writing that has gradually evolved into two)