Adam G. Cavalier serves as Family Life Pastor at Grace Bible Fellowship in Gunter, Texas. He is currently completing work on a Ph.D in Church History from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Adam holds a BA in English from Louisiana State University and a Th.M from Dallas Theological Seminary. Married to Magan, they have two small children. You can follow him on Twitter at @FromC2A .
I’ve noticed in my own heart is that my definition of ministry success is often determined by what other people think of me. Strong influence, wide recognition, and powerful spiritual authority can be good things. Those things can be leveraged for tremendous impact in God’s kingdom. But often my heart can gravitate towards those things quicker than they do the ultimate goal: honoring Christ.