I don’t know if I heard it somewhere or thought of it myself (probably the former, hopefully the latter), but in any event I wrote it down:
Ministry happens when your fear of disappointing God is greater than your fear of disappointing people.
As a recovering “people pleaser,” that thought is compelling. And challenging.
People are visible. God is invisible. People are clamoring. God is whispering. People threaten. God promises.
But we’re all headed toward a one-on-one encounter with our Creator. He’s the one whose voice and will need to ring loudest and strongest in my life.
Is ministry happening where you are?