Some people have a job in the church (or community). Others invite themselves in a ministry. What’s the difference?
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 quit because somebody criticized you, it’s a job.
If you keep on serving, 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 if it means letting go of other things, it’s a ministry.
If you quit because no one praised you or thanked you, it’s a job.
If you stay with it even though nobody recognizes your efforts, 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 church is filled with people 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 doesn’t want us feeling stuck with a job. He wants us excited and faithful to HIM in a ministry.
Source: by Anna Sandberg via Internet