Simply put, ministry is the out working of our regeneration (new birth) to humanity, in other words our vocation. With this in mind, our vision is our unique contribution to humanity, in light of our personality, natural gifts, and spiritual gifts.
To this end, people (this includes workers) are beneficiaries and shapers (in the sense that they help align and realign our impact) of our ministry, and God remains the inspiration (the breathe or life) behind our vision.
This wisdom is particularly important for leaders who suffer from what I call ‘people dependency syndrome’, especially in a church setting.
So back to our scripture focus. God said to Moses after the people had created and worshipped a golden calf, not long after he delivered them with his mighty hands from Egypt:
Now let me alone, so that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them; and of you I will make a great nation. – (Exodus 32:10)
And of You, glory to God!
You, and no one else. You are on His majesty’s mission. You are God’s emissary, his agent, his delegate.
You matter dear friend, and your ministry and vision matters.