You’ll face many ups and downs in ministry. Just like the earth experiences spring, summer, fall, and winter, we experience different seasons in our ministries. Our personal lives and our churches go through periods of significant growth and excitement. But we also have dry spells.
It’s tempting to quit when these dry spells come. In 50 years of ministry, I’ve certainly been tempted to give up at times.
The key to enduring these dry spells is to respond in faith rather than fear.
If you’re going through a dry spell right now, remember these seven truths. If you’re in an easier season, store these truths away because one day you will need them.
1. Feelings are unreliable. The Bible warns us not to trust our perceptions (Proverbs 3:5). Feelings come from many sources—chemical imbalances, food you’ve eaten, movies you’ve seen, and so on. We don’t need to listen to everything we think or believe everything we feel. Moods and emotions often lie to us, so we shouldn’t let them control our actions.
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