Keeping the focus in the ministry is so important for every child of God especially given that we now live in precarious times.

The great Apostle Paul wrote to his spiritual son, Timothy, warning him on the dangers of making light of his ministry.

Unfortunately, the battle for the soul of man is very real as Satan continues to take the focus of many children of God away from their ministerial callings by luring them away unto himself through deceptions akin to the cares of this world.

But this gimmick of Satan isn’t entirely new as Paul also gave the example of Demas who abandoned his ministry in pursuit of the ephemeral things of this world (2 Timothy 4:10).


Every child of God is expected to continue to grow in their respective ministerial gifts until they attain full maturity after the stature of Jesus (Ephesians 4:11-13).

But attaining growth can sometimes be a very painful process. Hence the need for endurance through:

  • Understanding the will of God concerning our ministries and not being guided by popular opinion (Ephesians 5:17).
  • Faithfully and patiently refining our ministerial gifts through acts of sacrificial service to God (James 1:3-4).
  • Prayerfully seeking for grace to grow and abound in our ministerial gifts. Thankfully God’s grace is sufficient for us (2 Corinthians 12:9a).


The Bible posits that the end of any endeavour is considered more important than its beginning (Ecclesiastes 7:8).

Unfortunately, the growing number of “Christians” who commence a ministry only to have it fold up after a short while is alarming. This is not God’s desire for His children.

God’s desire is to see every believer flourish in their respective ministerial callings. No wonder Apostle Paul admonishes Christians to fight the good fight, finish the course and keep the faith. These are the yardsticks upon which every Christian’s ministry shall be measured.

May you make full proof of your ministry in Jesus’ mighty name!

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