Are you passionate about what you do? Would you do what you do if no one paid you? Since starting Full Time in the Ministry world I’ve begun to hear this a lot from people I talk to both in and out of the ministry sector.
I probably hear it a lot more from people who aren’t doing it.
They’ll say: “Wow, you’re in ministry now…? I’d LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE to be doing that!!!!111111111” or “Wow, you’re finally getting paid to do what you love? That’s so tight (and I wish that were me)!” or some other nonsense that sounds good but is really a bunch of poop.
It’s hard to find (but not hard to hear about) people who are genuinely passionate about doing what they do and who would do it if no one knew about it or paid them to do it.
That’s why when I see little sites like these that are pretty much a grand waste of development time and serve little to no purpose I give MAD props.
Why? Because of their “About” statement at the bottom. It was “inspired” by a lunch conversation and they built it, not for profit (obviously) but because, I imagine, they enjoyed just doing it.
Are you doing “it” (whatever it is) because you’re paid or because you’re passionate about it?
Take it one step further (if I dare) and let’s ask the harder question… are you doing “ministry” because you’re on payroll or because there’s really nothing more important than it and you’d be doing it anyways…?