When most people get started in the ministry, they’re usually moved by the right things.
They want to change the world for the glory of God.
Make an impact on their generation.
See God move in bold, fresh ways.
But it doesn’t always stay this way. Before long, you can start being moved by all the wrong things.
And then you’re no better than the people you swore you would never be like back when you started. You lose your center. And if you don’t lose your effectiveness, you at least lose your joy. Which is just as bad.
I don’t know how many years you’ve been in ministry. And I don’t care. I don’t know what moved you in the early days of your ministry. And I don’t care. Whoever you are and whatever got you into this, you’ve got to make sure as you get more mature in the ministry that you’re moved by the right things.
In short, you’ve got to be moved by what moves the heart of God.