The level at which ministers (Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers, and ministers in general) drop, quit, or fail in ministry is at a high rate and till this day, there is a steady trend on pastors, evangelists, etc from all over the world quitting.
Meanwhile, most of them have not quit or dropped, but they are already a failure even while in ministry. What people see is when these ministers quit or drop out of ministry. But they didn’t see them when they failed.
Hear this, it is failure in ministry that leads to drop-out in ministry. So when you see any man of God or any woman of God drop out from ministry, it means that they have failed a long time ago.
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Now the question is, why do ministers fail in ministry? Or what made them be tired of the ministry all of a sudden?
In a nutshell, I’ve come to understand that only but a few ministers can openly tell you why they failed. Some might do so but may not really tell you in detail what led to their failure in ministry.
Ideally, I’ve been able to carry out research on this topic and have been able to come up with some resourceful and cogent reasons why ministers fail in ministry. So, scroll through to the end of this content so that you wouldn’t miss out on any lines.
20 Skyrocketing Reasons Why Ministers Fail in Ministry
Here on this very segment are the reasons why ministers fail in ministry;
1. No Intimacy with God:
This is the major reason why most ministers fail in ministry. As a minister, whichever field you find yourself (Song minister, word minister, etc), the moment your intimacy with God grows drowsy, you’ll be on the pace to failure.
You’ll definitely make a shipwreck of the ministry if you don’t have any intimacy with God. How do you intend to do well when you don’t have any close relationship with, He that has called you into the work?
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So, if you really want to have a successful ministry, it starts from building a quality intimacy with God. Yeah! That’s the bedrock of every ministry.
Another reason why ministers fail in ministry is probably because of prayerlessness.
Oh Yes! Ministry is a battlefield, and if you must succeed in the ministry you must be a person of prayer. Prayerlessness has made so many pastors fail in their ministries.
Take actions now to grow your prayer life as a minister. When you fail to do this, then know that you’re inviting failure to your ministry.
3. Bad Marriage:
Bad marriage is also one of the contributors to failure in ministry. This has made many ministries fail. As a matter of fact, bad marriage is the next in-line after hell.
As a minister, if you marry a bad woman/man then know that your ministry will definitely be at stake. This is the major reason why you need to be very careful in choosing a spouse.
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Marriage is not an involvement of few years; it is something that will be till the death of any partner. So be very careful in choosing a wife/husband. The devil has wrecked so many ministries from this channel (Bad Marriage).
4. Foundational Strong-Holds:
Foundational strong-hold is actually one of the reasons why ministers fail in their ministries. As a minister, failure to destroy your ancestral foundational strongholds may result to your failure, and when you fail your ministry has also failed.
So, if you really want to do well in ministry, better go to your hometown or whatsoever, to destroy your evil ancestral strong-holds. This has brought many ministers down.
5. Evil Association (Friends):
Don’t neglect this, evil friends can also make you become a failure in ministry. The scripture says, show me your friend, and I’ll tell you who you are. As a minister, if you keep bad associate, you’ll soon have a wrecked ministry.
This is actually one of the major reasons why ministers fail in their ministry. Know those in your friends’ circle, if they are evil, it means that you’ll soon slip to the slippery creek bank.
6. Disobedience to God’s Instructions:
You can never succeed in ministry if you don’t obey God’s instructions. As a matter of fact, your ministry should be built on the supernatural God’s instructions.
Now, disobedience to God’s instruction is the surest way to fail in ministry. This has made plenty of ministers fail in ministry. Please don’t be counted as one!
Procrastination is another killer of good things. Yeah! Many ministers out there failed because of procrastination. Whenever God gives you any instruction, please do not hesitate. Do it without delay.
If there’s any good step you want to take in ministry, please don’t hesitate. Do it now.
When a minister is ignorant, he may likely fail in ministry. Ignorance is a very powerful tool for destruction, no wonder the scripture says “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”.
Gather knowledge, study the word of God, read newspapers, read good Christian blog contents (Like ours), read good Christian books, watch good Christian tv stations, get inspired to an extent. These things will get you exposed to things you’ve never come across before.
If you’re ignorant as a ministry, your ministry will expire. So, go get knowledge!
This is another killer of ministry. A lot of ministers have failed. Dear word-minister, song-ministers, etc, if you must go do well in ministry; please kill pride and arrogance.
You’ll certainly have a wrecked ministry when you have these two companions (Pride and Arrogance). It doesn’t help nor edify your soul, what then is the use or benefit of pride and arrogance? Nothing! So quite them.
10. Wrong Mentorship:
When your mentors are wrong, you too will have a wrong ministry, and when you have a wrong ministry, you’re already a failure. Your ministry will be built on wrong information, and wrong dogma.
This has made so many ministers fail. Whether song, word, or whichever area you’re fitting in as a minister, please be careful in choosing who mentors you. It matters a lot. Mind who you submit to as a mentor, and spiritual father.
Another reason why ministers fail in their ministry is probably because of what we call self-confidence and reliance. When you think you know all.
It is a pity that even so many ministers don’t take advice from people higher than them. They don’t even have a spiritual father. Your ministry will fail.
12. Prioritizing Money Over Soul Winning:
This is one of the major reasons why ministers fail in ministry. Quest for money, trying to get rich has made plenty of ministries fail.
Even most ministers bill, they mount price tags on their ministerial work and service. Plenty of ministers now prioritize money over soul winning.
Dr. Myles Munroe wrote in one of his books “When the purpose of a thing is not understood, abuse is inevitable”. As a minister, when you take money in front of your ministry; you’ll soon fail.
Please don’t let the quest for money make your ministry fail. Ministry is kingdom work and not a business or a place to make money.
13. Quest for Power/Anointing:
This is also one of the reasons why ministers fail in their ministry. Quest for power and anointing has made many ministers fail in ministry. Yes! Quest for power and anointing can make a minister go into evil thereby becoming un-genuine.
As a matter of fact, what led most genuine ministers to the mud is the quest for power and anointing. If you’re a minister reading this right now, please keep praying and waiting on the Lord.
Your time to be anointed is coming. Don’t outrun God!
14. Quest for Members:
Ministry seems to be so frustrating when there is no follower! This has made so many go into plenty of things that don’t glorify God. Yeah, the quest for members!
Wait on the lord, and keep doing the right thing; your set time is coming.
15. Quest for Fame/Popularity:
Over time, many ministers had gone astray obviously because of the quest for fame and popularity. Dear minister, the quest for fame and popularity shouldn’t be bordering you now, it will get to your turn.
Don’t rush, rushing can only lead you to things that won’t glorify God!
16. Lack of Clear Vision:
One of the major reasons why ministers fail in ministry is the lack of clear vision. Then a minister lacks a clear vision of his/her ministry, it may lead to a wrecked ministry.
Go to God and get a clear vision of your ministry and calling.
17. Critical Spirit:
Nobody talks about this! Criticism has made many and many ministers fail in ministry. If you’re a minister that likes criticizing others, your ministry will soon crash.
Why not focus on yours to bring out the best of your capacity in other to grow your ministry. Don’t criticize other ministers if you don’t want your ministry to fail.
18. Wrong Environment:
A wrong environment can also make you as a minister to fail in ministry. Oh Yes!
When you’re operating in a location that God does not want you to be, your ministry will not stand. Don’t assume or presume that every location is good for you, that’s not a valid idea.
19. Selfish Ambition:
Selfish Ambition is another reason why most ministers fail in ministry. As a minister, when all you do doesn’t benefit the Kingdom of God, rather you do them for your personal gain; your ministry is already a failure.
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You didn’t call yourself into ministry, so don’t do ministry for your personal gain and benefit. Do it to glorify God.
20. Love of the World:
Love of the world is actually one of the reasons why ministers fail in their ministry. Many ministries have failed because of the love of the world, no wonder bible said in the book of 1 John 2:15;
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him”,
Don’t love, don’t copy, and don’t follow the world pattern if you don’t want your ministry to fail. Don’t copy how the world dress, don’t copy how they do their things for this is the bedrock of failure in ministry.
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