All throughout life and ministry, we face moments that make us think “Why bother?” You take a stand in your world, and it seems to have no effect. You pray for an unsaved or wayward loved one, but there is no change. You spend a lot of time and effort investing in someone who turns against you. You pray and labor but there seems to be no increase in your ministry.
You are tempted to quit.
In Luke 5, Peter had an instance where it seems that nothing made a difference and he wasn’t getting any return. He fished all night and caught nothing! I’m sure he thought, “Why Bother?”
Luke 5:5 says,
Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night & haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.
True fishermen don’t quit.
Galatians 6:9 says,
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we don’t give up.
Is God asking you to do something that others think is crazy? Is God asking you to keep going when others say it’s time to quit?
Here are three reasons to keep going in ministry today. The full post I shared on Lifeway Pastors Blog.