Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Trusting the Lord in Ministry

 How did you start your day? The answer to this question is critical to your ministry involvement. If you started your day on empty, you will most likely run out of gas.

Seeking the Lord in the morning is the best way to refuel your body and spirit for the long day ahead. God's Word is the bread of life which builds your trust in following His specific directions in all the decisions that will be made throughout the day.

The decisions you make will affect you, the direction of your ministry, and all those who are reaching out with you and supporting you. The Lord's still small voice is necessary to direct your steps, bring insight, ideas and vision. The more familiar you are to His voice the more you are able to trust the Lord's leading with the final outcomes.

Often we are afraid of change. We are comfortable with the patterns that have been developed that have formed a tradition in the way we address situations and service. It is not unusual to hear the words, "But, we have always done it this way!" Trusting a new objective or format can be hard. We love to continue cranking the wheel, proceeding to do the same old thing. Somehow we expect that it will miraculously produce a more effective or productive result. 

Making a daily habit of renewing ourselves in the Lord, we will find ourselves more receptive to others visions and perceptions. We gain a clearer mind for better alternatives, the very thing we have been praying for. Ideas spring forth for future growth while fear and doubt are held back. The following scripture confirms these ideals;

"Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it. And He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgement as the noon day." Psalm 37:5-6

When you commit your ministry to the Lord, you are able to trust Him with the effectiveness and growth. When the Lord encourages you to step out of your comfort zone, causing change, you have strength to trust and obey. In this you are allowing others to witness the Lord leading, guiding and providing. It is like a bright light shining on His righteousness and giving Him the glory. The scripture reminds us that personal  judgements and decisions are clearer, rebuking darkness, murkiness or confusion that could ultimately bog down your ministry.

Just as we trust our vehicle, that has a full tank of gas, we will trust the Lord with our ministry. We will ultimately reach a better destination. God is always working and is not finished with any of us yet!

Take aways:

* fill your tank with God's Word and presence

* know the Lord's voice

* accept new ideas and plans

* trust the Lord with your ministry

* let the Lord's light shine



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