Job versus Ministry

Job versus Ministry
Adapted from a piece by Shirley Dahlquist and shared in a sermon 

If you quit because someone criticized you, it's a job;
if you keep on serving, it's ministry.
If you do it only so long as it doesn't interfere with your other activities, it's a job.
if you're committed to staying with it, even when it means letting go of other things, it's ministry.

If you quit because no one ever praised you or thanked you, it was a job;
if you stay with it even though no one notices your effort, it's ministry.
If you do it because someone else said it needs to be done, it's a job;
if you do it because you think it needs to be done, it's ministry.

It's hard to get excited about a job.
It's almost impossible not to be excited about ministry.

An average person does a job.
A Spirit-led person does ministry.

If you concern is success, it's a job;
if your concern is faithfulness, it's ministry.