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Job or Ministry?

compiled by Robert J. Young
©, 2002, Robert J. Young
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If you're doing it because no one else will, it's a job. If you're doing it to serve the Lord, it's a ministry.

If you're doing it so long as it doesn't interfere with other activities, it's a job. If you're 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's a job. If you stay with it even though no one seems to notice, it's a ministry.

If you do it because someone else said it need to be done, it's a job. If you do it because you are convinced it needs to be done, 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.

If God calls you to a ministry, don't treat it like a job. If you have a job in the church, give it up and find a ministry. God doesn't want us feeling stuck with a job, but faithful to him in a ministry.

People may say, "Well done" when you do your job. The Lord will say, "Well done" when you complete your ministry.


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