Is what you do for the Lord, a job, or a ministry?

Some people have a job in the local church, others involve themselves in a ministry.

If you quit because somebody criticized you, it was a job. If you keep on serving, it’s a ministry.

If you quit because no one praised you or thanked you, it was a job. if you stay with it even though nobody recognizes your efforts, it is a ministry.

You ask, ‘Then what is the difference between a job and a ministry?

‘If you are doing it just because no one else will, it’s a job. If you are doing it to serve the Lord, it’s a ministry.

If you’ll do it only as long as it does not interfere with your other activities, it’s a job. If you are committed to staying with it even when it means letting go of other things, it’s a ministry.

It’s hard to get excited about a job. It’s almost impossible not to be excited about a ministry.

If our concern is success, it’s a job. If our concern is faithfulness, it’s a ministry.

An average local church has many people who are doing ‘jobs’. A great and growing church is filled with people involved in ministry.

Where do we fit in? What about us?

If God calls you to a ministry, don’t treat it like a job. If you have a job, give it up and find a ministry.

God does not want us feeling stuck with a job, but excited and faithful to Him in a ministry.


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