Monday, August 25, 2014

The Lies of Full-time Christian Ministry

My friend Cindy at For One Another wrote a great article which I think is spot on! Wanted to share it with you.

The Lies of Full-time Christian Ministry

Many years ago I attended a high school graduation at a Christian School.  A young lady from the church I attended was graduating. I overheard this comment about her as I was walking into the building........

"Isn't it great that she is going to go into full-time ministry?"

My first thought as a wife and stay-at-home-mom was...."What?  If she was going to marry and have kids she's not in 'full-time ministry'?"

Sadly, this person believes the lies.

A few months ago a new wife asked for prayer because she felt that she wasn't serving God because.....

 she wasn't in full-time ministry

Sadly, she believes the lies.

Recently someone told me that they couldn't pursue a serious relationship that may lead to marriage because.......

they wanted to go into full-time ministry

Sadly, this person believes the lies.

Do you believe the lies too?  


Cindy said...

Thanks Betsy, for sharing.

I struggled when I wrote this and almost didn't post it. The other day someone thanked me for pointing this out because she believed the lies but never realized it. Thankfully God is using this for His glory!

Victoria said...

Thanks for sharing!

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