Good morning fellow pastor,

I realize that Mondays can be tough on pastors. Social media can be particularly hard at times. Life outside the spotlight is the life most of us live as pastors. Few are called and asked to speak on the denominational platforms. Annual profiles will never be able to quantify the spiritual work that you are engaged in at your local church. Most of us live fairly invisible lives beyond on our communities. And brothers, that is ok. While the leaders on the platform are retweeted, praised, invited, and promoted, please don’t forget that Jesus sees your ministry, even when it seems like no one else does. He has called you to “feed His sheep.” We don’t have to have our “meals” featured in the latest magazines or online outlets. We just have to make sure that God’s sheep are well-fed and well-loved by their undershepherds. Take care of His sheep and strive to be a good servant. Don’t worry about the platform and the praise. Others may not be watching, but Jesus isn’t concerned about your platform. He is concerned about your faithfulness. Love God’s people, teach the Word faithfully, give yourself to prayer, make disciples, and be patient. “Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9).