Are You Questioning Your Children’s Ministry?

Are You Questioning Your Children’s Ministry?

Over the past few days, God has had me involved in several conversations with people in ministry focusing upon the subject of staying in ministry or not. So, I want to share some thoughts God has been giving me on this with you.

As Jesus taught in the Parable of the Sower, the cares of life will choke out the Word. You and I know that it is the Word which builds your faith, strength, and joy. So when the Word is choked, your faith, strength, and joy suffer. As a ministry leader, when your faith, strength, and joy hit a low level, you will find yourself questioning whether you should even be involved in ministry.

So, here is what I want you to consider. Can you recall what it was like when you first began in ministry? Do you remember the joy that filled your spirit as you began sharing and instilling God’s love and His life-giving Word into the hearts of your kids? What motivated you to begin such a remarkable task?

I believe you were APPOINTED by God to do what you are doing! God has placed you in a unique position and given you a wonderful opportunity to do something which not everyone can do. Without you, your students would be sheep without a shepherd. The cries of God’s children across this world have gone up to Him. There have been people interceding for His children and you were the answer to their prayers. I believe their prayers can be seen through the words of Numbers 27:16-17:

“May the LORD, the God of the spirits of all mankind, appoint a man over this community to go out and come in before them, one who will lead them out and bring them in, so the LORD’s people will not be like sheep without a shepherd.”

God’s response to their call was to appoint someone and that someone is YOU!

Do not be discouraged nor dismayed. God’s hand is upon you to continue in His work. Whenever you question your calling or your value to His kingdom, get back into the Word and let your faith be strengthened. Remind yourself that you are chosen! Chosen to be a shepherd to His sheep!

-Pastor Gary

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