“Ministry can become all consuming, but it’s important to remember to keep first things first and that’s making your own family a priority,” Melissa says. “Every day you are given a gift—your family. Yes, you have a call to do more, serve more and love the people in your community more, but ultimately, your family is your ﬁrst ministry.”
There are so many things to love about ministry, like being able to be a part of someone else’s faith journey, using your gifts and skills for the Kingdom, and doing something with your life that is far beyond anything you could do on your own.
Unfortunately the “job” can become overwhelming. You can find yourself stuck in a never-ending cycle of trying to catch up.
After fifteen years in full time ministry at a local church in South Florida, I finally realize a few things about ministry:
- You will never get it all done. There will always be room for improvement or one more thing on your ministry task list.
- It’s not all up to me. You are there to do your part, but the whole thing doesn’t rest on your shoulders. If it’s God’s will, He will make it happen— with or without you.
- Your family is your first ministry. If you are married and have children, they need to see they are number one in your life, not your job or ministry.
…there’s so much more to share about this topic. To find out what happened when I took my eyes off what’s really most important come on over to Upgrade with Dawn.