Monday, February 22, 2010

a Job or a Ministry

Some people volunteer for a job in the church
Others feel called 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 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 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

If you quit because noone praised or thanked you, it's a job
If you stay with it even though nobody recognize 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 your concern is success, it's a job
If your 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 doing ministry
Where do we fit in?

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