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21 Quotes to Ponder About Your Ministry Career

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    Chris Evans
We know a career in ministry can sometimes be exhausting. Take a few minutes and be encouraged by these leaders' words of wisdom. Which one is your favorite? Ours is Watchman Nee, or maybe Timothy Keller ... or probably Winston Churchill. Ah shoot, they're all good. _____________________________________________________________ "Let every man abide in the calling wherein he is called and his work will be as sacred as the work of the ministry. It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular, it is why he does it." —A.W. Tozer "I find that I keep offering God my service when what He wants is my fellowship." —John Paul Warren "I do not consecrate myself to be a missionary or a preacher. I consecrate myself to God to do His will where I am, be it in school, office or kitchen, or wherever He may, in His wisdom, send me." —Watchman Nee "No life is messier than one in ministry." —Jerry B. Jenkins "Excellent ministers cannot be those who yearn for earthly applause. Neither can they be lovers of earthly comfort. The life of ministry is not a life of leisure." —John MacArthur "The ministry found in the corners of one's life should match the ministry that is put on display." —Alisa Hope Wagner "A job is a vocation only if someone else calls you to do it for them rather than for yourself. And so our work can be a calling only if it is reimagined as a mission of service to something beyond merely our own interests. Thinking of work mainly as a means of self-fulfillment and self-realization slowly crushes a person." —Timothy Keller "What the church needs today is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use—men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men—men of prayer." —E.M. Bounds "I would never want to reach out someday with a soft, uncallused hand—a hand never dirtied by serving—and shake the nail-pierced hand of Jesus." —Bill Hybels "If you want your ministry to have 'it,' more important than anything else we’ve discussed, you must have 'it.' When it has filtered through your heart—the rare combination of passion, integrity, focus, faith, expectation, drive, hunger and God’s anointing—God tends to infuse your ministry with 'it.' He blesses your work. People are changed. Leaders grow. Resources flow. The ministry seems to take on a life of its own." —Craig Groeschel "If you're going through hell, keep going." —Winston Churchill "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." —Mae West "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." —Eleanor Roosevelt "There is no passion to be found in playing small—in settling for a life that is less than you are capable of living." —Nelson Mandela "Whatever you are, be a good one." —Abraham Lincoln "Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it." —Charles Swindoll "I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as 'making a life.'" —Maya Angelou "The home is the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose, and that is to support the ultimate career." —C.S. Lewis "Pitting your dream against someone else's is a fantastic way to get discouraged and depressed." —Jon Acuff "I cannot do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do." —Helen Keller "Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." —Ralph Waldo Emerson "It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career." —Carlton Fisk