But if I say, “I will not mention his word or speak anymore in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.
– Jeremiah 20:9
Let’s be honest. Better yet, let’s be frank.
Many times, we just want to quit.
We want to give up and get away from the whole burden of responsibility.
We might be burnt out.
Ministry can wear you thin, even if you have thick skin. If you watch closely what the Scriptures reveal, then look at what you experience personally in ministry. You can get worn out with the whole idea of serving people who accept it but don’t necessarily appreciate it.
We might be broken down.
Serving with the wrong focus can leave us with a broken spirit. We can find ourselves chasing accolades rather than seeking His face. We can find ourselves looking for recognition rather than offering Him reverence. We can desire the praise, the very praise that He deserves for all that we do.
Such conditions can lead to us being more frustrated than faithful, more likely to quit than keep going.
Let these words sink into your heart and keep you on fire for the Lord.
“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” – Galatians 6:9