The enemy is attacking ministries all around the globe. Especially those who have truly been called by the Lord Jesus Christ. Now the Lord does not give people ministries, He makes them a ministry. He did not spend years preparing you, destroying your will, and rebuilding who you were, just to give you a ministry that you can put down whenever you get ready.
He makes you a ministry for the very purpose that you would not be able to put it down on a whim, or difficult moments, or in the time of testing and trials. When the Lord makes you a ministry you are that ministry. Not the service you provide, or the speeches you make, or the gifts that you have. They are only there to help you in the ministry you are.
Many want to have what God has made them to be. God has made you a church, he didn’t give you one. He has made you a ministry He didn’t give you one, and that ministry is a life walk not a career move.
Now if you have called yourself to ministry, then you can put it down when you want to, but if He has made you a ministry, He made you a ministry for as long as you live.
Jeremiah was called and made a prophet, and he decided that he didn’t want to declare the word of the Lord any longer. However, the Word of the Lord was like fire shut up in his bones. This is because he was a prophet: he didn’t have a prophetic ministry. Jonah was commanded to go to Nineveh and decided he would runaway from the Word of the Lord, but the Lord is not easily abandoned. The Lord found Jonah on the sea and prepared a whale to swallow him, and when He released Jonah: what was a three days journey, was done in one day, because Jonah was a prophet, he did not have a prophetic ministry.
Ministry is hard, it requires self sacrifice, self denial and putting one’s self on the back burner to do what God has commanded and built you to do.
Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Revelations 2:10
If the Lord has truly called you to ministry, He did not call you to have a ministry but to be a ministry. Which means you cannot put it down when you want to, because ministry is who you are; not what you do.
I have often tried to deny the ministry I am and was swiftly shown that when the Lord has ordained a thing, that thing will come to pass. Believe it.
Therefore, take courage, and stand fast, because God shall obtain what He has placed inside of you.
The ministry that the Lord has established in you shall remain. Nothing or no one, even you can stop what God has ordained. So stop complaining and get back on the wall in Jesus Name!!!