I’m just back from a Christian business conference and am working my through the vast amounts of notes I took.
For me one of the best points was the reinforcement that we are all in “full time ministry”.
Everything we do should be for the Lord and His glory, not just what we class as ministry.
I run a consultancy business, and before that I had a secular career; at the same time I was involved in ministry and pastoring, and I still pastor a church today.
For a long time I used to separate these activities into “secular” and “ministry” but what I am coming to realise is that they are both part of the same walk and same life.
I now understand that we do not need to separate or classify different parts of our lives, instead we should use all aspects to glorify God.
Whatever we do for a living and wherever we do this, we are in “ministry”.
We are all able ministers of the New Covenant according to Scripture (2 Corinthians 3 v 6).
This verse does not state it counts when we are doing “ministry” things; it means at all times.
I have a great friend who used to run a construction business and was often asked when he was going to go into “full time ministry”.
My friend replied, “I started full time ministry the second I was born again”.
This was a fantastic response and the same is true for all of us, no matter in what sphere we “work”.
Never let anyone make you feel like a second-class citizen if you “work” in the “secular” arena, you are also working in “full time ministry”.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you lord that you have made me an able minister of the New Covenant, and thank you that I am working in ministry wherever I am”.
2 Corinthians 3 v 6…..Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life