Sometimes as laypeople it is easy to but ministry in a box confined to church work. I don’t know about others but I struggle with several things
- Whether I do enough. If I look at others I think they are doing more than me, but God always tells us not to focus on others but on Him. Also if I have to say no to service in order to work I tend to feel guilty, and the enemy tries to tell me I idolize my work. I have to embrace truth and renew my mind, asking God to help me find balance and to help me remember that work is a provision of God.
- Staying inside the box. Serving God looks like being a missionary, going on a short-term mission trip or taking the youth group to a soup kitchen right? But what about all those lost, hurting people that we come in contact with every day through our secular work?
Share your thoughts with us. What is ministry?