Job or Ministry

April 20, 2008

A small reminder to myself and everyone…. 

Some people have a JOB in the church,
others involve 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 was 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 when it means letting go of other things, 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.


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 does not want us feeling stuck with a JOB,
but excited and faithful to Him in a MINISTRY.

–Author unknown–

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