In January 2023 at the Texas Baptist Bible Fellowship meeting in San Antonio, our good friend, Bruce Garner challenged the ministry leaders to pay attention to our identity over ministry activity using Luke 10:20, and the story surrounding this text, as the foundation for this truth.
Luke 10:20 (ESV)
Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.
In the Training Cohort, Session Two deals with this topic of Identity as well. Church planters are so driven for ministry activity and success that it's easy to overlook our identity in Christ. There has to be a priority on who we are over what we do or we can get very out of balance. For most, this requires a different scorecard for our daily life and ministry. What the Lord sees as success may be very different from what those around us view as success.
Make some time to evaluate your identity over your ministry activity.