The Pastor’s wife suffers many things and in silence she sometimes will with draw from everyone. She is wise enough to know not to have any clicks in the church and to treat everyone equally. Her focus is not on preaching in the pulpit. She is a woman of prayer and desires to become a yielded vessel unto the LORD!
Though often criticized and misunderstood, the Pastor’s wife perseveres and learns to cry out to Abba Father in prayer and supplication; in response Yahweh is answering the Pastor’s wife prayers which reminded me of just this past weekend how I experienced an urgency to catch up on some household chores and I worked up until almost midnight that’s when I heard these words as they rang out, “The Pastor’s wife!”
Immediately I felt the pain of rejection, frustration and weariness of a day of working so hard only to feel an emptiness within; Abba Father interjected, “Those hours of working non-stop were a demonstration of what the Pastor’s wife has to go through; He continued, ‘she is often given a book to read to teach her how to be a Pastor’s wife. She is given instructions to sing in the choir and become actively involved in every aspect of the church. Abba Father also revealed that the emptiness which I felt after completing my chores is the same way the Pastor’s wife feels after doing everything, she could do to please her husband and the church.”
This revelation totally astounded me as I tried to maintain my composure but instantly I fell on my knees in awe as the LORD gave me a flash back of a few days before my husband’s induction as Pastor, it was as if all hell had broken loose so to speak; my response as I walked the floor of my home was, “LORD, I cannot do this! I cannot be a Pastor’s wife.” Abba Father replied, “You have not even begun yet!” This reply had placed me back on track and the scales of being ignorant of what the enemy had successfully done with his lies to cause me to give up before getting started. The Word spoke to me from Isaiah 43:1-2, (1)” Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are mine.” (2)” When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame kindle upon you.”
Listen, while Satan only comes to do three things to kill, steal and to destroy there is something else you should know, his most effective tool is discouragement; then he tags teams with those two imps lies and deception then subtly fear will attempt to take over your life. The Word is speaking again this time from 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
I just stopped by to encourage the Pastor’s wife who may have reached your breaking point and may even have become despondent because of what you have and still experiencing as the Pastor’s wife. The books you have read (even though they contain a wealth of knowledge) to teach you how to become a Pastor’s wife have failed. You have been faithful and obedient, but it has left you empty but there is a deeper call from within. Yahweh has His hands on your life and is giving you an open invitation to the feast He has prepared just for you! Do you not know that everything you have gone through was the process to bring you to your place of destiny? Be still right now and please pay close attention; you were not called, excuse this expression to be “A jack of all trades and a master of none.” You are the Pastor’s wife and even before you were in your mother’s womb God chose and ordained you to be the Pastor’s wife. He placed within you the Breakers Anointing to destroy yokes, to lift burdens and to break shackles! Abba Father is calling you to intensify your prayer life and increase the time you spend in the secret place of His presence. It is time to pay closer attention your (me too) home and to really minister to the Pastor. You have been given the anointing of Jael to defeat and to destroy the works of the enemy – The fire of God is upon your life to transform the atmosphere in your home to not only chase the enemy away but to cancel the works of darkness. Little foxes are being sent on special assignment to destroy not only your marriage to the Pastor but to also destroy your home. This is a red alert to the Pastor’s wife even though where you are on your journey, you may not be able to identify with this, I hear it resounding, “Pay closer attention to your home!” The little foxes are getting in and are not only opening the back door but are boldly taking the hinges off your front door while you are at home. Good news though, God has seen this and is now intervening on your behalf!
Abba Father is even now stepping in to heal your broken wounded heart; He is restoring all that was stolen from you. The Pastor and the entire congregation will see in short order that you are God’s beloved, and you will function and be respected as the Pastor’s wife. A time of refreshment is coming for you. Yes, God is re-routing you and reviving you to demonstrate His Word through you. The question is though, are you willing to forgive others, then forgive yourself (me too) for believing the lies of the enemy? While you are pondering on that two-part question just know that you have been redeemed, the slate has been wiped clean, but will you step up and answer the call of Yahweh on your life or will you continue with business as usual?
The Word is speaking from Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” God will empower you to do mighty exploits for Him even while you are being criticized, misunderstood during those extremely challenging times. You have been chosen to be the Pastor’s wife to be a backer for him and to keep him saturated in prayer. Look to your true Source, go to the secret place of God’s presence, and walk in the Power and Authority Yahweh has given to you to function in every season of your life as the Pastor’s Wife!