Your Ministry Matters | 10/27/2016 | Website
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Your ministry matters to God. You matter to God.

Pastor, I don’t know what you’re dealing with at your church today. I don’t know what challenges you see over the horizon, but I know you have a significant ministry. God has a purpose for you at the church where you serve.

Church - Accident - Years - God - History

You are not at your church by accident. A thousand years before you were born, God moved history to get you to this point at your church. You may look around and not see the impact you want to see. But that’s not how God sees your work.

When you get to heaven, God won’t ask you, “Why didn’t you become more like the megachurch pastor down the street?” Instead, he’ll ask you, “Why weren’t you more like you?”

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You are the person God called to the church where you are. God could have called tens of thousands of other pastors, but he called you.

God made you to be unique. He made your ministry unique, too.

God - Pastor - Gifts - Talents - Abilities

God has called you to be the best pastor that he made you to be, given the gifts, talents, abilities, and opportunities that are unique to your situation. When you realize just how unique your ministry is, it’ll free you from the trap of comparison—and the fear of failure. Because every church and every pastor are unique, there is no reason to compare yourself to anyone else.

You can’t correlate the size and the strength of your church. They have nothing to do with each other. Your church can be big and weak or small and strong. It’s more important for your church to be healthy than big. You can’t measure your leadership by how fast or how large your church grows.


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