Ministry is what God has called us to do and He never promised it would be easy. People everywhere reject Him on a daily basis and others just have not heard about Him or been given the opportunity to receive Him as their Lord and Savior. That is why we are to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15)
Let me tell you a little story I heard some years ago and it still applies today. There was a line at the gates of Heaven and each person was being judged on their lives. A man was standing in line with his best friend just in line ahead of him. When it was his friends turn to stand before Jesus the question was asked of him why he did not receive Him as his Lord and Savior to which the friend replied because his friend had never told him. Ouch! How about you? Are you that friend? Are you unable to share the gospel with your friends and family? If not then there needs to be an adjustment in your life because just like the story, you too will be judged and do you really want to hear those words, he did not tell me?
The best I can figure is the worst thing a person could say is no or I don’t want to hear that or even that they would make fun of me. There could be worse but after all of the things God has done for me I don’t want to let an opportunity pass me by. God has done so much in your life and if you call yourself a Christian you need to take heed and listen to what God is telling you to do and then do it. I know that sometimes when God asks you it seems at the wrong time and the wrong place but it is always the right thing. God knows us and He also knows how we will react, but the blessing He pours out on us when we are obedient far outweighs anything else.
I have been doing ministry for a while and for the most part it is not anywhere close to easy because God likes to take you out of your comfort zone, but what He does in your life makes ministry the easiest thing you will ever do. Rejection comes and acceptance comes but all you can do is what God tells you to do. Jesus told the disciples to go into the town and if they did not listen then leave, shake the dust off of their shoes and go on (Matthew 10:14 paraphrased). It is a fact that not everyone is going to accept the gospel for whatever reason but God is asking you to plant the seed and leave the rest up to Him. Ministry means listening to God and then following through with what He asked you to do, that seems pretty simple.
God will bless you when you are obedient and you will see signs and wonders of His love and mighty power. Over the past eighteen years in ministry, we have seen literally thousands of people surrender to Jesus and we have seen some of the most awesome miracles ever. Just be yourself and be surrendered to Him and you will have the same experiences. There is nothing that is more of a miracle than having someone surrender their life to Jesus Christ and make that decision to change.
Ministry may not be easy all of the time, but it is the most rewarding thing ever. Just telling someone about Jesus is more rewarding than anything I could possibly imagine. Don’t give up, just keep pressing in and being obedient because you are a great minister and God has your back.
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An Evangelist called to preach the gospel all over the world. To lay hands on the sick and to prophecy to everyone. Reaching out to the world that all may be saved.