I was recently reading a blog post by Jenni Catron who is actually right here in Nashville and will be on one of our web casts later this year and wanted to share her message with you. If you ever felt your passion for ministry waning this will be an encouragement to you.
This was the comment I made on Jenni’s post:
"Jenni, this is so true. I remember the first time I lost my passion for leading women’s ministry. I just thought God was done with me in that area of service. I even began making plans for the change, but in seeking God He never would let me leave where I was serving. But during that time of desperation for Him when nothing was making sense nor did anything seem to be getting accomplished, He brought me to a new level of trust with Him and dependence. I remember one older man who worked on the same floor I was on saying, "God doesn’t always call us to be fulfilled but He calls us to be faithful." I went to talk to him about it and walked away understanding what you are saying here about obedience even if the passion is not there. I believe in time, when we are faithful and obedient, we will ultimately be fulfilled in the eternal scheme of things, and that God brings back the passion in one way or the other, assuring us He’s not done with us yet, OR He will move us into another way of doing ministry He has called us to do."
Leaders, when you feel the passion diminishing and yet you know you are being obedient keep stayingin His Word and ask Him daily to allow you to know Him better than you did the day before, love Him better than you did and serve more obediently than you ever have. He will answer!
You can read more about Jenni here. Watch for details about the December 12 web cast with Jenni Catron, Executive Director of Cross Point Church, Nashville, TN and founder of Cultivate Her, and author and women’s ministry leader at LifeChurch.tv – OKC Campus Cindy Beall