I awoke on Monday morning feeling a little raw and disheveled from the ‘disorganised’ class on Sunday. I found it hard to shake it off and trust that all was God’s plan. Of course I found it hard to trust; because I was ministering in dangerous territory. And I don’t mean Syria. This dangerous zone is situated somewhere called our ‘self pride’. That is where there is no place to be ministering the Word; when I allow my self-pride and glory to take over the reasons I minister (teach Christian yoga).
There’s often a misunderstanding that we, preachers, are seasoned in our sacrifices and that we are naturally gifted with ‘bearing the cross’. The truth is that most of us struggle with the temptations of the flesh and the world, too. We are all created equal.
Sometimes, when I get moments like this, it’s easy for me to forget why I do it and it’s hard for me to remember to do it for the reasons I do. But I am so thankful to lean back on God’s grace and it is a constant reminder. A forever ‘work in progress’ here on earth.
Today, I open my ministries Facebook page to see this. Amen.. Amen…
“I always say to young fellows who consult me about the ministry, “Don’t be a minister if you can help it,” because if the man can help it, God never called him. But if he cannot help it, and he must preach or die, then he is the man.” [C.H. Spurgeon]. We cannot do ministry for our own selfish gain. If we did then we would have the ability to easily walk away when something else arose. When HE has done the calling, you will be ruined for anything other than His way.