Ministers And Lack Of Funds:
Ministers and lack of funds – dear young minister…Beware of why you want money!
Many upcoming ministers often get frustrated with lack of funds and material resources,
Jesus already called it anxiety
Matthew 6:31 KJV
 Therefore take no thought, saying, what shall we eat? Or, what shall we drink? Or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
He warned about over valuing money
Luke 12:15 KJV
 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
Money has and can never be the most crucial ingredient factor in the ministry of the gospel
It could be in the world, where men try to outdo each and one another.
Many have so modeled their ministries too.
Money is usually a trigger for and of ambition.
You believe that’s all you need to announce yourself.
Luke 12:19 KJV
 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
You are on top of the world
1 Timothy 6:17 KJV
 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
Minister And Lack Of Funds – You Become High Minded:
The reason a good number want much finances is not to achieve Gods dream
But personal goals.
A visit to many ministers conferences today will make this evident.
I heard a man say in the mid-90s
“When we get on air (TV)! There will be nothing of such in the world “
Looks harmless, but with much poison.
The trajectory of such is better left unsaid.
You want to build biggest auditorium, most watched TV program,
Largest church in Nigeria etc.
Just look at history, such never last forever .These things always change .Always .
You are pursuing vanity.
1 Corinthians 7:31 KJV
 And they that use this world, as not abusing it : for the fashion of this world passeth away.
What ever Men rate NEVER lasts forever.
Only Gods will, would do..
1 John 2:17 KJV
 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
Kill those crazy dreams before they kill you.
I know you might be thinking “but it’s for the gospel“
Are you sure of this or it’s just a covert for what you want!
Did God tell you to do it?
Did you pray over it?
If God told you, why the pressure, gimmicks, compromise etc.
It’s proof, it’s the flesh
Minister And Lack Of Funds – Do You Know Achievements Aren’t Proof It’s Of God?
Where you have to manipulate, change your teaching etc. You are not following God’s plan With His purpose
His plan. Maybe
But is that His purpose and His pursuit?
A definite proof of Gods plan and purpose is Contentment
Philippians 4:11 KJV
 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
Stay content; don’t start dreaming for fame via money.
You might have heard some preachers boast “we said it 30 years go and we just did it “
That does not make it Gods plan or purpose or pursuit.
Several non-believers have such dreams so fulfilled, and they are (were) as determined, planned and executed them well.
Scriptures record such
Genesis 11:6 KJV
 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
Watch it .
Don’t start looking for money and resources you don’t need just to keep an ambition alive
Stay With God’s Plan – Do Not Deviate:
Are you preaching and teaching, reaching men, praying, taking care of saints and enjoying persecution for the gospel
In whatever village, town, city or nation or situation. Huts, under the tree etc
Keep at it .No push or pull to stretch yourself outside Gods plan
Today, look at all you are aiming for in ministry and honestly sieve out “personal ambitions“ in the name of the gospel ,competitive aspirations so men would know God called you
Don’t let the love of money, which is with our without it Run and ruin your simple devotion to Christ and make you lose your sincerity
1 Timothy 6:10 KJV
 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
2 Corinthians 11:3 KJV
 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Hope this made sense
I pray for you…
In the Name of Jesus, be free from all pressures to perform for men and for fame and greed, in His name I pray and dispel all hidden and manifest forms of pressures by wrong examples of ministers of the gospel, who have erred from the gospel and are applauded by men ,in the name of Jesus ,retain your innocence and sincerity today.
About The Author:
Pastor Chris Segun Onayinka is a Nigerian Pastor and a profound teacher of the word of God who teaches explicitly, the gospel of Jesus Christ and the New Creation realities. A Nigerian lawyer by profession, He is the founder and senior Pastor of The Saints Community Church.