Is it possible for me to be a doctor and still support my pastor-husband in all of his needs?
It depends upon what pressures you allow a church to put upon you. IMHO if you are able to fulfill your role as a wife, then you are able to fulfill your role as a Pastor's wife. The question is will you and your future hubby allow God to define your ministry duties or will you allow people to define them? (Eeyore has posted Daily Devotionals on the website HERE
and one on page three titled, "HOW’S YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD? (2)" (Posted Fri. Sept 30th)
would be a good read for you regarding this subject IMHO.)
Medical School and Seminary both will have a great deal of challenges for you and your future spouse. You should be careful because sometimes facing challenges separately has the effect of pulling you apart. Overall the real question is, "Are you following the Lord's design for you?"
If you are, then He will equip you and provide all you need. If not.....well without Him we can accomplish nothing of eternal value (John 15:5).
One more thing, I see a great deal of ministry out there with needs for the medical field. If you are following your divine calling and gifts AND
are willing to set aside a world of opportunities for real, eternal life changing, ministry I could see you being a real huge asset to the church. Whether your husband is the pastor or not.
May the Lord bless you with wisdom as you face these big choices for your life.
Here is the Devotional mentioned above reposted here for convienience:
“I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.”
Jn 5:30 NKJV
HOW’S YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD? (2)
Three things describe Christ’s relationship with His Father: intimacy, dependency and
obedience. Today let’s look at His dependency on God. “The Son can do nothing of
Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like
manner” (v.19 NKJV). Jesus knew He couldn’t do anything without His Father, so He didn’t
bother to try. We, on the other hand, sing, “Without Him I can do nothing,” then go out and
act like it all depends on us. If we succeed, we often become so conceited that nobody
can stand us. And if we fail, it’s usually because we collapsed under the weight of an
assignment God didn’t give us in the first place. Have you ever wondered why Jesus never
struggled with insecurity or battled the fear of failure like we do? Because it never even
occurred to Him that He couldn’t do something that His Father had already assured Him
He could do. When you know you have heard from God you can face any obstacle or
enemy with confidence. God will never give you an assignment that does not require His
wisdom and undergirding strength. Indeed, every act of God in your life is designed to
increase, not decrease your dependence on Him. You say, “But I have talent. I can do a
lot of things!” Yes, but you can do nothing that matters in God’s eyes. So before you begin
your day, kneel and pray, “Lord, I’m counting on You, and I don’t have a backup plan!”