Once God has called you into pastoral ministry, you don’t want to do anything to disqualify yourself from continuing to carry out your call.
There are a number of reasons why people lose their call and not all of them are outright sins. Often, it is a case of leaders becoming unattractive leaders who no longer reflect Jesus’ character or leaders who neglect the spiritual practices and humility that drove their success earlier on. If they won’t change, sooner or later the board and staff will see the inconsistency and conclude that the health of the church demands better leadership.
It’s always good to take a close look at yourself and your suitability to continue your call. This post from November 28, 2016 will help you preserve your call.