What To Do When The Pastor Has Targetted You For Chastisement
No one likes to be chastised. It’s a form of public humiliation that can be difficult to recover from, especially when it’s coming from someone in a position of power. But what do you do when the pastor has targeted you for chastisement? This was the dilemma I found myself in recently. And while it wasn’t an easy situation to navigate, I did learn some valuable lessons along the way. In this blog post, I will share with you what I did when the pastor has targetted me for chastisement and how you can use these same techniques if you find yourself in a similar situation.
Identify the situation
The first step in addressing this situation is to identify what is happening. If you feel that you are being unfairly singled out for chastisement by your pastor, it is important to take a step back and look at the situation objectively. Try to determine if there is a pattern of behavior that has led to this chastisement, or if it is something that has happened out of the blue. Once you have identified the situation, you can begin to address it in a more constructive way.
Pray about it
When you are the target of chastisement from your pastor, it can be difficult to know what to do. You may feel like you have done something wrong, or that you are being singled out for punishment. However, it is important to remember that your pastor is just trying to help you grow in your faith. If you are feeling lost or confused, try praying about it. Praying can help you to see the situation from a different perspective and to find guidance from God. It can also help you to feel closer to God and to find strength in times of trouble.
Talk to your pastor about it
If you feel like you are being targetted for chastisement by your pastor, it is important to talk to them about it. This can be a difficult conversation to have, but it is important to communicate with your pastor about your concerns.
Your pastor may not be aware that you feel like you are being targetted, and they may be able to offer clarification or reassurance. Even if the situation cannot be resolved, simply having a dialogue with your pastor can help to improve communication and understanding between you.
Seek counsel from a trusted friend or family member
If you are feeling targeted or chastised by your pastor, it is important to reach out to a trusted friend or family member for counsel. This person can help you process your feelings and figure out what, if any, action needs to be taken.
It can be difficult to feel like you are being singled out by your pastor, especially if you have done nothing wrong. However, it is important to remember that your pastor is human and may sometimes act out of frustration or anger. If you feel like you are being targeted, talk to a trusted friend or family member for advice on how to proceed.
Go to God in humility
If you’re the target of a pastor’s chastisement, it’s important to go to God in humility. This means acknowledging your wrongs, asking for forgiveness, and repenting. It also means submitting to the authority of the church and its leaders. Doing so will help you get back on track and avoid further discipline.
When the pastor has targetted you for chastisement, there are a few things you can do to try and improve the situation. First, try to have a discussion with the pastor about why you feel like you are being targeted. If that doesn’t work, try asking other members of the congregation for their support. Finally, if all else fails, you can always speak to someone higher up in the church hierarchy or even look for another church altogether. Whatever you do, don’t just sit back and take it — try to stand up for yourself and make your voice heard.