Ministry Happens

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?