Ministry Isn’t Always Fair!

We know life isn’t always fair, but ministry????

Ministry isn’t fair when you do most of the work and others are recognized more than you.

Ministry isn’t fair when you never said or did what you are being accused of.

Ministry isn’t fair when you came up with the idea and someone else gets credit for it.

Ministry isn’t fair when a less established program gets more money budgeted to it than your area.

No, ministry isn’t always fair but believing in a just God will help us let go of resentment, revenge, and regret.

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you helped his people and continue to help them.  (Heb. 6:10)

God may not step into the situation immediately with judgment and correction, but eventually He will right the wrongs.  Perhaps we will never see what He does.  He may wait until heaven.

When you start wondering why God allows certain things to come into your life or why God delays in fixing the wrongs done to you, remember Job.  He thought God was being unjust.  Job was a righteous man and was made to suffer great loss.  In response, God basically asked Job who he thought he was to question Him. Did Job have the knowledge, wisdom, and ability to see all and do all?  Did Job know the big picture?

God is under no obligation to respond to our questions about His ways and timing in exercising His justice.  We simply have to trust Him.

Here’s the rub:  Though others may not be fair, God still wants us to do what is right and just.  “To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice” (Prov. 21:3).  Why?  — Because we serve a just God.

He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just.  A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he. (Deut. 32:4)

Be motivated by love for God and others and you won’t need life and ministry to be fair.  When it isn’t all about you, you can wait for God’s “well done good and faithful servant.”

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