The challenge is not to meet people’s needs but to fulfill your ministry. Chasing needs puts you at the will of others. Pursuing ministry makes you submissive to God. Meeting needs is the result of your availability. Ministry is the result of your spiritual gifts. Needs arise when someone calls. Ministry is birthed from your divine calling. Meeting needs often leads to exhaustion, but ministry ends in exhilaration. It isn’t that meeting needs is bad- fulfilling your ministry is best. Unfortunately, many will never experience what God has planned because someone asked them to do something else.
Are you just meeting needs? Have you found your calling?
The disciples found Jesus and said, “Everyone is looking for you.” And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next town, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.” – Mark 1:37-38