Confident Ministry VS Comfortable Ministry

confidentMinistry leaders need to become more confident and less comfortable in their roles. [tweet this]

Comfortable ministry can keep a person from receiving direction.  It may keep a leader from taking risks. It may keep someone from making hard decisions.  Being comfortable where we are may cause us to lose sight of the vision of the mission – to go, make disciples, to reach the world.

Maybe a better word to describe it should be confident.  Confident that God’s hand is on your life and leadership. Confident where you are being led and called.  You are here for this time in history to help the people you lead move forward in mission of the gospel. Be confident in your place of ministry.

Comfortable ministry may take on the form of seeing what’s in it for one’s self.  It may play out in what the church or organization owes to you.  It may just be that you’ve fallen in love with ministry – of “doing for God” and forgotten your first love – God alone.

Confident ministry leadership is evident in people who are more concerned with the outcome than with circumstance.  A confidence in themselves that grows from God’s power at work in their hearts and lives.  Confident that even if this ministry role were finished today, they are still, at the core of all, God’s child – alive and well and ready for what is next.

Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident. – Ps 27:3

…Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. – Phil 1:6
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