If you are doing it just because no one else will, it’s a JOB. If you are doing it to serve the Lord, it’s a MINISTRY.
If you quit because somebody criticized you, it was a JOB. If you keep on serving, it’s a MINISTRY.
If you do it only as long as it does not interfere with your other activities, it’s a JOB. If you are committed to staying with it even when it means letting go of other things, it’s a MINISTRY.
It’s hard to get excited about a JOB. It’s almost impossible not to be excited about a MINISTRY.
If your concern is success, it’s a JOB. If your concern is faithfulness, it’s a MINISTRY.
An average church is filled with people doing JOBS. A great and growing church is filled with people involved in MINISTRY.
If God calls you to a MINISTRY, don’t treat it like a JOB. If you have a JOB, give it up and find a MINISTRY. God does not want us feeling stuck with a JOB but excited and faithful to Him in a MINISTRY.
Extracted from Archbishop Nicholas Chia's "Pray the Daily Rosary"