Few days ago, I had a discussion with a very close friend about the urgency of making emerging leaders going into ministry in this generation to have a rethink about success in ministry. If there is any other time to talk about this, it can’t be timely than now.


Ministers of the gospel are beginning, let me not sound very outrageous that many ministers and ministries have lost touch with expectation of the Caller and now dancing to the expectations of the world.

SUCCESS in MINISTRY has been generally accepted at least by those who have fallen victim to be all about SEEKING GREAT THINGS FOR SELF.

But if there’s any warning clearly sounded by the Caller of men into ministry…

It is still…Jeremiah 45:5…

“Should you then seek great things for yourself? Do not seek them. For I will bring disaster on all people, declares the LORD, but wherever you go I will let you escape with your life.'”

The world can never HELP the church to DEFINE SUCCESS IN MINISTRY.

Because the world does not understand it. The world is confused. The world needs the help of the church.

Success in Ministry is not about the great things…achievements…status…attainments…and prominence you are able to get for yourself.

Success in Ministry is not how far you have gone for self but for God!

Success in ministry is not having what gives you pleasure but what gives Christ who sent you pleasure…

Do you seek great things for yourself in ministry? Seek them not.

Are you seeking great things for God? Seek them MORE!

Success in Ministry is how much of God you sought in your lifetime.

When you SEEK GOD…HE gives you SUCCESS that will surpass what seekers of SUCCESS can ever get

Success in Ministry is how much of God is revealed through you to the world in a lifetime.

Success in Ministry is BEING RICH in SOUL WINNING…

Success in Ministry is BEING RICH in GOOD WORKS TOWARD GOD…

Success in Ministry is BEING FAITHFUL to Christ ALL THE WAY

Success in Ministry is about HOLDING ON when others are losing grip on their FAITH

Success in Ministry is STAYING TRUE to your CALLER until HE WELCOMES you HOME

We need to start having a RETHINK about SUCCESS in MINISTRY. It is not about SEEKING GREAT THINGS FOR YOU.

We have this MINISTRY, as we have RECEIVED MERCY… 2Corinthians 4:1-2…

…Let us renounce the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of GOD deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth, commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of GOD.

Are you a leader?

Are you in Ministry?

Are you just discovering the call into Ministry?

Have a RETHINK ABOUT SUCCESS in MINISTRY before you travel too far in a wrong direction.


Meanwhile, I recommend you read my article on Discipleship: 7 Danger Signs You Must not Ignore

That article will give a caution for RETHINKING SUCCESS IN MINISTRY.


“Let every man abide in the calling wherein he is called and his work will be as sacred as the work of the ministry. It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular, it is why he does it.”
― A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God

“The Church may have a building, but that is not its place. The building may be the church’s location, but its space is in the shared humanity of its persons.”
― Andrew Root

“One way to be sure you are not making the wrong decision, is to look
vertically upwards”
― Oche Otorkpa

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