If you have pastored at the same place for any length of time you know firsthand some of the hardships in ministry. The unexpected criticism. The weariness of soul. Trying to serve faithfully when your heart may not be in it. Investing countless hours in a life only to have them turn their back on the Lord. I call those forks in the road. There are lessons that can be learned there. I shared the following presentation place with a group of faithful servants at a pastor’s conference in Maine.