5 Ways to Respond When Your Ministry Isn’t Right For You

YouthMinistry.com | 1/21/2020 | Staff
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Remember when you had the perfect ministry role?

It was the night before you started serving in it.

Day - Surprises - Promises - Way - Others

After that, and every day forward, you likely thought: “This isn’t exactly what I expected.” Maybe it was close enough that you stuck it out. But then you unearthed more surprises, or were disappointed by broken promises, or felt hurt by the way others treated you or experienced disrespect. If so, maybe you’ve determined your ministry wasn’t “right” for you.

You started looking around for new options—pondering potential choices in your head.

Course - Job - Expectations - Heart

Of course, you still got your job done, but you did little beyond basic expectations. Your heart was no longer in it. Just thinking about continuing exhausted you.

Or maybe you pulled the plug and quit, moving into a new ministry you hoped would finally deliver on your dream.

Drive - Church - Individual - Imperfections - Human-ness

From what they endured growing up to what happened on the drive to the church, every individual you serve and serve with has imperfections that are common to our human-ness.

Try This: Get to know more deeply the people you serve with, and why they’re drawn to youth ministry. Get past the surface to understand their wounds and motivations. As you do, ask Jesus to help you see them through His eyes so you can embrace and support His calling upon them.

Worldview - Language - Habits - People - Mold

The worldview, language, and habits of the people around you can become like black mold in your life—a toxic influence that erodes your soul. It’s particularly toxic when it comes from people who claim to be believers but don’t bear the fruit of the Spirit in their lives. If left unchecked, you’ll become so fixated on what annoys you that you forget the reasons Jesus called you to serve there in the first place.

Try This: The only antidote for viral impact of others in your life is...
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