As I said in my last article, I often make ministry too difficult. When I think of helping others and sharing the Good News with them, I usually overcomplicate it. Instead, I should just keep it simple.
Use the Gifts You’ve Been Given
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
1 Peter 4:10 NIV
I often wish and imagine doing things that I’m not gifted to do. Sometimes, I even beat myself up (mentally) because I’m not doing what I see someone else doing.
This is wrong.
The verse above makes it clear. We just need to use whatever gift we’ve been given to serve others and be faithful stewards of God’s grace. We aren’t to judge the size or quality of our gift.
To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. Matthew 25:15 ESV
God has gifted each of us exactly as He wants us to be gifted. Don’t you believe that the God of he universe can give you whatever gifts/talents He needs you to have?
I need to stop overcomplicating ministry and just be faithful in the little things. The Bible is full of examples where God uses small things to make a BIG difference.
Let Your Works Be a Light for Others
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16 ESV
I need to keep it simple, use what God has given me and dig some ditches for Him to fill. It doesn’t take a big, over-the-top ministry to reach people for Christ. It just takes each of us copying Jesus, letting the light He’s given us shine and trusting Him for the outcomes.