Is It A Ministry Or A Job?


If you are doing it because no one else will, it’s a job. If you are doing it to serve the Lord, it’s a ministry.

If you are doing it just well enough to get by, it’s a job. If you are doing it to the best of your ability, it’s a ministry.

If you will do it only so long as it does not interfere with 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’s a job. If you stay with it even when no one seems to notice, it’s a ministry.

If you do it because someone else said it needed to be done, it’s a job. If you do it because you are convinced it needs to be done, it’s a ministry.

It’s hard to get excited about a job. It is almost impossible NOT to get excited about a ministry.

People may say, “Well done,” when you do your job. The Lord will say, “Well done!”  when you complete your ministry.

An average church is filled with people doing jobs. A great church is filled with people involved in ministry.

(Author Unknown)

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6 Responses

  1. That’s a great quote, Tim. It’s true, there are a lot of church folks who are doing something simply because it needs to be done or no one else will do it. It’s not only sad for the church they’re involved at, but it’s sad because they don’t don’t know what they’re missing in not having a ministry to be passionate about.

    I like the new blog layout; it looks nice. 🙂

    ~Kelsey

  2. Hey Kelsey! It’s great to hear from you again.
    I’ve missed your insightful comments, and you don’t seem to post as much as you used to on your sight.
    I knew you were sick for a time and then the holidays came.
    Anyway, thanks for dropping by!

  3. You know, after reading Kelsey’s comment, I thought something was dramatically different from the last time I visited your site. I really like it!

    I also appreciated your comments regarding the ministry. What an outstanding reminder for those who are granted that privilege and responsibilty of being a servant in this way. Thanks for including this on your site.

    Have a blessed weekend.

    -Merganzerman

  4. Thanks Merganzerman, I’m glad you re-visited and I’m really glad you liked it (this time). 🙂

    A great weekend to you as well!

  5. Just found you through a comment you left somewhere else…I hope it’s okay to share this quote with my own readers. It’s a good reminder that our service to the Lord is a gift to Him, not a job to be completed. Thanks for posting it and may the Lord bless you today!
    Jen

  6. Jen, thanks for the visit and by all means, share this with your readers.
    God’s blessings to you as well!

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