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More Than A Job?
(The following little anonymous piece may serve to remind us that a PROFESSIONAL is someone who does something for hire/pay and yet a Volunteer is someone who does something because of his abounding love for such.... Think about it.)
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 do it for praise and approval, it's a Job. If you do it even when no one knows, 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 a 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.
Jesus stated "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them," Mark 10:13-16. ~
May God Bless you all.
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