Presenting ...

Net Profits - Dwight Hill

... a weekly letter of encouragement.


May 16, 1994

Good Morning!

EVER FEEL LIKE YOU ARE STRUGGLING WITH YOUR "MINISTRY'?

Here are a some thoughts that may relieve the pressure and put the whole "ministry" thing in perspective:

#1 It is God in His mercy who gives us the "ministry." It is nothing we can drum up:

"However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the "ministry" the Lord Jesus has given me -- the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace." (Acts 20:24)

"Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart." (or "give up") (II Corinthians 4:1)

So...be sure the "ministry" in which you are engaged is the same as the one God intends for you. It is all to easy to contrive a ministry born out of guilt, pride, obligation, or even opportunity.

#2 The people to whom you are to minister are a gift from God:

Even the men Jesus worked with were given to Him by His Heavenly Father:

"I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word." (John 17:6)

#3 The chances are that if you are operating within your gifts ministry-wise, you will be doing something:

You are good at

You enjoy, and that

God blesses.

So, relax, walk intimately with Christ and see what He chooses to do through you. As one believer put it,

"Well Lord, I wonder what you are planning today. Do you mind if I tag along and watch? Perhaps you'll even let me participate in a small part of it..."

Have a great week!

Dwight Hill


Copyright 1996 Dwight Hill. Unlimited permission to copy or use is hereby granted subject to inclusion of this copyright notice.



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