Give God The Credit For Your Ministry Success – Acts 21:18-40

From my reading in Acts 21:18-40 in the One Year New Testament.

God is the one who changes lives!

He deserves the glory and honor for whatever success we achieve in ministry. Paul set a good example of giving God the glory in his ministry report.

“The next day Paul went with us to meet with James, and all the elders of the Jerusalem church were present. After greeting them, Paul gave a detailed account of the things God had accomplished among the Gentiles through his ministry.” Acts 21:19

Paul told about what GOD had accomplished and not what Paul had accomplished.

We should not try and take credit for something that God has done. This is a very important distinction to make for ministry leaders.  Now it is important to acknowledge that we do have an important role to play and he does use us.

But we should be quick to celebrate what God has done and not brag about how great we are.

Giving God the glory will keep the focus where it should be, on God and not on us!

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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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