Greetings once again!
“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.” (Col. 3:23, 24)
When it comes to us being “ministry-minded” or being one who has a mind for the effectiveness of ministry, Scripture tells us that whatever work we engage in we are to do it willingly and as though we are working for the Lord rather than for people. We are not to lose sight of the people we are called to serve but our primary motivation or desire is to be pleasing to Him.
Being “ministry-minded”, I believe, results from a strong desire to be pleasing to God especially in the area of your ministry assignment. These individuals refuse to give God less than their best! They refuse to compromise in attitude, energy, effort and focus in anything He gives them to do. They bring the proper attention to detail and spirit of excellence to the work with a mind for being timely in the completion of their assignments. They are also those who are serious about the work, even though they may not be that serious about themselves, which is a healthy combination.
I want to encourage you to keep the God who has called you to service in mind, the people you serve and the work you are called to as well. But above all remember, who it is you really serve. Know that your reward comes from Him and not from those to which you report. God is looking for stellar work. Men and women who are faithful to His call and who work as those who have a mind for His will being fully established.
So, I challenge you to develop in your “ministry-mindedness”. Grow in your willingness, your attitude and your aptitude and be the blessing you are called to be! I am praying for your good success!
Stay On Target!