If you are called to mend to the brokenhearted, you are going to wrestle with a broken heart.
If you are called to heal God’s little ones, you are going to experience your own share of trauma. If you’re called to preach and teach the gospel, you WILL be sifted for the wisdom that anoints your message. If you are called to empower, your self-esteem will be attacked- your successes hard fought. Your calling will come with spiritual warfare and a refining - BOTH are necessary for your ministry to be authentic, humble and powerful.
Your crushing won’t be easy because your assignment is not easy - and you can’t minister powerfully what you haven’t walked out. Read that sentence again. Your crushing won’t be easy because your assignment is not easy - and you can’t minister powerfully what you haven’t walked out.
When you’re feeling the weight of it coming down on you, RUN to the Father who longs to be your comfort. Let him whisper your true identity over you while resting under the shadow of his wings. "I am who YOU say I am!" Let him renew your strength and set your eyes forward.