Those were the words I read on the screen. In a nutshell, her email conveyed she thought I was doing a poor job in ministry.
Honestly, I almost didn’t recovery spiritually from this incident. It was like the straw that broke the camel’s back. I knew in my heart if I couldn’t get out of that pit, my spiritual walk would end right there.
“You’re prideful.” It was a constant message that I played over and over, and not just for a few hours or days, but weeks and months. My mind was consumed with what she said.
Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23,24
So if you’ve been knocked down in ministry here’s some ways you can get back up and minister again.
Seek to Glorify God
Bring all who claim me as their God, for I have made them for my glory. It was I who created them.'” Isaiah 43:7
Serving in ministry can challenge our flesh to the core and cause sorrow to our raw hearts. However, I encourage to you to press on in spite of the anguish and heartache that you have felt because the Lord has need of you!
“But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. Acts 20:24
Our purpose here on earth….is to lift Him up for all to see. (John 12:32)
How about you, friend? What do you do when you feel discouraged in ministry?
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