Dr. Willis Newman, Esmeralda Newman, bible-teaching-about.com

Good Works?

I was part of a new church and served in the childrens ministry for 3 years. I felt like that was where God wanted me. Recently, I started feeling that I was not good for the childrens ministry, I wasn't loving them and teaching them from my heart anymore it was out of duty and having to be in a ministry.





I stepped down from my mimistry and feel an overwhelming insistence by the church to be involved or pick another ministry position but I do not feel led to any of them and have been praying and pleading with God for an answer to where he wants me in our church.

If I am forced to pick a ministry for the sake of doing "good works" is it? My heart is not there. I feel the church is pressuring me and everyone to pick "a job" not letting God lead.

Is this biblical? Am I out of the will of God if I don't go along?





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Oct 22, 2012
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by: Cindy

I have sometimes felt this same pressure over my years of working in different church ministries and have held a position in just about every department or group in one way or another for short periods of time. I believe we all go through seasons where we are temporarily guided to serve in a ministry or group but when that season ends we must also be listening and watching for God to guide us to that next step in his plan.

I firmly believe we are all supposed to serve in one way or another not just for our own gratification or self worth but also to be a support to other brothers and sisters but I've also learned it can't be driven through guilt. We have to be patient and wait for the Lord to guide us.

I've just recently gotten involved in another stage of service or ministry after a taking a bit of a sabitical (2 yrs). I had served for so long I felt I was not being fed and was drained with nothing left to give but now I'm excited to see how God is going to bless with this new opportunity. I'm glad I waited even though I did feel guilty a bit for not doing something for so long but then I reminded myself of God's word and there being no condemnation to those who serve him with their whole heart and took comfort in that.

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