Everyone knows that exercise is necessary for our health. The fitness industry is a multi-billion dollar industry.
Do you spend more time researching the best equipment to buy than you do actually using it?
Do you spend money on gym memberships and workout tools only to have them sit on the shelf unused?
That this is beginning to sound like an infomercial proves the common problem: people want to know what’s right more than they actually do what’s right. Doing takes work.
The same problem exists in ministry. Doing ministry work is spiritual exercise. You know you should do it, but never quite get around to it.
You spend hours getting the right doctrine and tools only to leave them unused.
Knowing right doctrine is not the same as exercising it. You have the right equipment, but you are not using it.
Ministry is you putting what you know and believe to practice. It exercises your faith, and it will strengthen your faith the more you do it.
When you get the doctrine right, start working it out by doing God’s will in some way.
“Without works” should describe your salvation not your ministry.
The next step in your spiritual growth after learning what is right is to put it to work (2 Tim 2:15).
Justin “workout” Johnson