Perhaps our ministry struggles are not primarily about lack of hunger for the gospel, the desire for people to have their own way, the lack of willing leaders, unrealistic demands, or constant financial pressures.
Could it be there’s something we bring to each of these struggles that makes them harder to bear?
There is something often overlooked that has the power to alter the way you experience your ministry. If you are going to stay sane, thankful, motivated, and hopeful, you must minister with eternity in view. Only here will we be protected by the right values, balanced by proper expectations, and motivated by sturdy hope.
Consider with me the effect on ministry of functional eternity amnesia.