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Dear Young Minister, What Is Your Character Like?

If I asked you the question, “How does your attitude, love, and delivery affect your ministry?”, will you be able to give me an honest answer?


Many of us as young ministers are thriving by the anointing or oil of God on our lives, but still, there seems to be something that is absent!


It’s by God’s grace that some of us still have an impact, but if our CHARACTER was left to determine that, we will be a catastrophe to ourselves.


I want to discuss three significant things that will make a young minister’s ministry more effective.


Humility


Yep, something that many of us have a difficult time demonstrating. We are so tired of being urged to “be humble”, by ministers of the gospel. Definitely, I am too. But, it’s really what makes us as kingdom individuals.


Humility is in fact, one of the most powerful and important attributes of growth, both in and out of the ring. Being humble helps to build trust and facilitates learning, which are key aspects of leadership and personal development. Humility I’d love to say is the open door to advancement!


When we are not humble, we delay the opportunities of being fed by the fat that will expand us!


James 4:10 says, “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”


Maturity


For the past few months, Holy Spirit has been giving me the word to “Mature Quickly”! Many of us have been defeated in ministry because we still have a child-like being.


1 Corinthians 13:11 says, “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.”


Some of us can only go so far because we refuse to grow up! We fight against each other, gossip about each other, and refute from the truth that we need healing in certain areas of life.


You can refuse to heal only for so long until you realize that your deposits produce NO FRUIT!


Love


Christ loved us! With all our imperfections, impurities, and even with our disability to love like he first loved us.


1 Corinthians 13:4-5 says, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”


Love is best seen in actions and in most cases is to be identified with what we do in our compassion and commitment to those around us, regardless of the object’s virtue. Our attitudes are to reflect God’s love!


How can we profess Christ, one whose nature is unconditional love, and our actions, speech, and attitude do not convey the same?


Does Your Life Speak Christ?


It is without question that Christ and His image were one of perfection. Every day of our lives, it should be our priority to work until we resemble him.


1 Peter 2:21 says, “For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.”


When we exhibit the Character of Christ, we become the manifestation of what He was known for!

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