THE UNFOLDING OF GOD’S WORD

Restoring the Joy, Passion, and Excitement for Ministry PT 2

September 20, 2021 Michael L.Williams jr Season 1
THE UNFOLDING OF GOD’S WORD
Restoring the Joy, Passion, and Excitement for Ministry PT 2
Show Notes

5) Meditate on the gospel. The Good News of Jesus Christ and salvation is the cornerstone to everything that we do. Take some time to let this refreshing truth sink into your soul. Remember, the gospel is not just for unbelievers. It is for believers, too. Joshua 1:8

6) Talk with a trusted ministry friend. Often, God uses our human friendships to restore some sensibility and refreshment into our spirits. If you do not have a friend, pray for one. If you have a friend, talk to that friend about more than the regular stuff. Proverbs 18:24

7) Take a sabbatical. You are not invincible. You are not above the need to take a break. Regardless of how tough you think you may be; you may just need a little recess. Taking a break is better than burnout. You will return from your sabbatical with greater motivation. Leviticus 25

8) Attend a conference. I have discovered that attending a ministry conference is a great way to ignite the fire and gain encouragement. Being preached to, rubbing shoulders with others in ministry, and attending focused workshops will boost your ministry enthusiasm level. Romans 14:19

9) Study the life of the Apostle Paul. If anyone had some tough days in ministry, it was Paul. Bible characters, humans like us, are a great source of motivation. For that matter, study the life of Nehemiah, who faced bitter burnout. Read up on Moses, who had the audacity to whine to God about his calling. The motivation you need is right before you—in God’s holy Word, in the people God used for ministry.

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