Some people are called to ministry. It could be ministry at a church, ministry overseas, at an orphanage, or it could be a “regular” job that is used for the glory of God. Any of these could be on a part-time, full-time, or volunteer basis. There are some traits that will enable you to follow that call, and other traits that will hinder you every step of the way. These are 6 of the most common reasons people end up failing in ministry, and in life.
1. Because you procrastinate
This is one of the most common reasons for failure. Think about it. You will never excel in anything if you keep putting off the steps that will get you to your goal. The grunt work today equals the payoff tomorrow. Ministry is filled with grunt work. If you can’t do the grunt work, don’t bother going into ministry.
2. Because you blame others
Do you blame others for your problems? Stop. If God has called you into something then everything that happens to you is for a reason. At the very least, it’s a learning opportunity. Learn it. Move on.
3. Because your calling was never brought to life
What has God called you to do this season? You must ask that of yourself. If you’re busy doing something that you’re not called to, you’re probably going to suck at it. Find what your calling is and start making it happen.
4. Because you’re not patient
If you fall into this category, you have to grow. There’s no shortcut to an impactful ministry. It takes time and hard work. Be patient and persevere.
5. Because you’re not a hard worker
This goes back to the procrastination and reinforces that you’re not taking responsibility for yourself. When you’re lazy, you dishonor the call that God has for you. In addition to that, you’re being a bad steward of one of your most precious resources, time.
6. Because you will not make a change today
Ministry is tough. Really tough. Don’t delay, if you have issues with any of the above, don’t wait any longer. Work on these things and you’ll be alright!
What would you add to this list?
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