1. Constantly compare yourself to others
Theodore Roosevelt – “Comparison is the thief of joy.”
Galatians 6:4-5 Each of you must examine your own actions. Then you can be proud of your own accomplishments without comparing yourself to others. Assume your own responsibility.
2 Corinthians 10:12 We do not have the audacity to put ourselves in the same class or compare ourselves with some who [supply testimonials to] commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they lack wisdom and behave like fools.
2. Share your dreams of Ministry with your family and expect them to encourage you
Matthew 13:57 So they turned angrily away from Him. But Jesus said to them, “There is no prophet left without honour except in his own country and among his own family.”
3. Stick with what you know
God doesn’t call the qualified…He qualifies the called!
4. Let money dictate what you do
Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Malachi 3:10b …put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.
William Rodriguez – “Money follows ministry.”