Chuck Lawless on 8 Reasons I Still Love Ministry

Yesterday, I posted about what to do when church work just hurts. Today, here are some the reasons I still love ministry, even when it’s tough.

8 Reasons I Love Ministry

1. For whatever reason, God has called us to this task.

Why He chooses to use any of us—particularly me—is beyond my comprehension. It’s humbling, overwhelming, and gratifying at the same time.

2. What we do has eternal significance.

Every day, I know that what God allows me to do matters. Even the hard conversations and actions that ministry sometimes requires are about helping others walk with an eternal God.

3. The love of God’s people is special.

I have Christian friends I’ve shepherded and who’ve shepherded me who are as close to me as any blood relative. God has a cool way of making us brothers and sisters.

4. We have the incredible responsibility—and privilege—to help others know, understand, and follow God’s Word.

If we genuinely believe the Bible is God’s Word, we ought to be amazed by our opportunity to teach it. Even having God’s entire Word in our hands ought to humble us.

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Source: Church Leaders