If I had to state a top priority for equipping people for ministry, it would be that of helping them line up with God. It is so easy to let circumstances, personality bents, and what has been modeled for us dictate what we do.
We need to remember God’s words in Isaiah 55:8-9 —
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
After reading verses like that, it seems a little silly not to line up with Him, doesn’t it? His ways are so much better than ours!
Ways in Which We Should Line Up with God
Therein you will find your best fit in ministry. You need to learn what your ministry profile is and believe God will use you as you serve within His design. Let’s not let our ignorance or insecurities dictate what we do.
Therein you will find your standard for all you do in ministry. The Bible is the grid for decisions we make, the goals we set, and the process to accomplish those goals. Let’s not let our personalities or schedules dictate what we do.
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Therein you will find your purpose and motivation for serving. God’s heart is moved by love and compassion. Let’s not let our own convenience and comfort levels dictate what we do.
Therein you will find your example and help in the ethical dilemmas of ministry. What we do should never contradict who He is. Let’s not let our own will and limited resources dictate what we do.