I sometimes want to bail on ministry. As I’ve pondered the reasons for my longing I’ve realized that there are three.
1. I’ve forgotten Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross.
2. I’ve forgotten I am called to carry my cross.
3. I’ve forgotten it is because of the cross that I have the opportunity to introduce others to Jesus, the One who carried His own cross, the One who sacrificed all on the cross, and the One who is preparing a place for His followers in heaven who have embraced the power of the cross.
I think I’ll stick around.