The term ministry is understood and interpreted differently by many people in the kingdom. So don’t go into ministry to be personally famous or because you are ambitious. Go into ministry because you know God has called you.
As I write my thesis and near its completion, I wanted to share my thoughts so far on my journey. It’s been delightful to be a part of a wonderful church and to walk through the process of becoming who God is calling me to be.
The call to ministry is a call to equip and empower the people of God for a unique purpose, and expansion of the kingdom.
Here are three ideas I have learnt so far in the last couple of months
In a generation of instant gratification, ‘process’ is a word that is completely overlooked and undermined.
God has clearly been showing me the power of process and how significant it is to the development of a man or woman of God.
I would encourage every young person not to rush the process but to work on the character.
Running away from process delays your appointed time.
Don’t focus on being a big minister, focus on being an effective minister.
Prophetic words are an indication of where God may want to take you, but ask God to show you his process and a path.
The ‘process’ is a season to develop intimacy and become conversational with God, learning his ways.
The process develops your dependency on the Holy Spirit.
The process eliminates junk
If you go into ministry desiring a platform to preach you might not last because the foundation is weak.
Pride is a subtle tactic of the enemy.
Offence deals with pride
Offence tests the condition of your heart
Offences will affect your intimacy with God
Preachers, teachers, elders, leaders, whoever you are: God tests your heart through the offence! And if you’ve been in church long enough you’ll know that one of the major reasons for people leaving the church is an undealt offence.
I think if you’re going to eliminate pride, you need to be processing every offence out of your life or else it becomes a future trap for the enemy to use against you. I love Jesus, He had such a big heart that offence had no room.
If you are in ministry, in order to last you need to have a passion for people.
God’s heart is for his children and if there is no passion to see people succeed and to see them fulfilling their purpose then you might just have a career and not a calling.
I know today that there are many in ministry that are not serving for people but for a paycheck.
One of the things I have reminded myself constantly is that God’s work really matters and that I have
This article is written for the purpose of helping young people thinking to join the ministry or already in ministry so that they keep the focus on Jesus.