“Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great king.” (Psalm 48:1-3).
If you are interested in working in any ministry, there are seven steps that you must take to make it successful:
Don’t forget to pray for the Lord’s direction and anointing, without it, anything you do will not last or be effective. Before you move, bend your knees in fervent prayer and find out what the Lord has to say to you.
2. Know your limitations.
Greater, faster, more modern, or the “bigger barns syndrome” will not help you to do the work at hand. Be content with the tools that the Lord has already provided for you to use. Use your talents as they are and develop them: Let your ministry outgrow your equipment, then, you can make wise decisions about upgrades.
3. Commit to the calling that God has placed on your life.
If it is truly God doing the calling, no obstacle will stop you from moving forward in Jesus Name. Stay in the word and stand on his promise and direction.
4. Stay focused on your goals.
Let God arise and his enemies be scattered in your life. When the Lord directs you, listen to what he tells you to do, and then, do it. It is easy to daydream about being famous; it takes dedication to continue even when it looks like you are alone in the walk.
5. Be Flexible.
Sometimes God’s will changes for our lives, and with that so does his directions. It may not always be the smoothest path that we are called to walk, but the end result will be God’s perfect will.
6. Ask for Help.
This is probably one of the hardest steps to follow. It is much easier to do things on our own when we get ideas burning inside. Knowing when to allow others to help us in ministry is a God-given talent in itself and one to be nurtured. Even in the first church, people were appointed to help.
7. Always obtain pastor’s approval before moving forward with a ministry.
Our pastor is the spiritual leader of the church. Get behind the leadership of this church, wait on God to unfold his plan for your life, spend less time fretting and worrying about where you are to work in the kingdom; and spend more time doing the will of God as he leads, and you will produce fruit that will remain. Be faithful and God will help you. “Without a vision, the people perish.”
We Don’t Want to Hear, “Wait“.
What is a writer? Someone who writes. For me, writing means to observe the world in a fresh way; it gives us encouragement when we are struggling to follow the path, and hope that we can keep pressing towards the mark. Writing gives us grace for the journey, and shines light into the darkened places of our soul.