If you have been serving in ministry for any length of time, you have already gotten a sense of the potential craziness.
Boundaries can be hard to set. Tasks involving people and volunteers always have many variables. Numerous voices share their opinions. At times, it’s difficult to get a handle on what success really looks like.
Worst of all, ministry can become a comfortable facade to a life lacking faith and sensitivity to God’s spirit and leading.
Here are two questions to help you honestly assess where you are. These questions came from Doug Field’s book, What Matters Most.
- Do I like the person I’ve become as a result of my ministry?
- Is the work of God I’m doing destroying the work of God in me?
The schedule will remain busy. The pressure to be effective will still be there. The goals of those who are over you in ministry (boss, board, senior pastor) will always be dangling in front.
But if you can answer these questions honestly and work to align them with who God is calling you to be, you’ll make it for the long haul.