“Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count! Everything that counts cannot be counted.” Albert Einstein
In life and in ministry one should guard against trying to live in a score keeping mode. I like keeping score in sports to get better and to know who wins at competition. I like to keep count when it comes to accounting in finances to be sure that my expenses don’t exceed my income so that my outgo will not be my downfall. But ministry and life is not competition and certainly not business. Life and ministry that count is costly and immeasurable by logical return on investment.
Life and ministry is too complex and too fragile to scale by a measurable and cold grafts. Life and ministry is about relationships, caring and compassion. You do for others because you care and love those who are connected to you. The moment you start to see others as an investment or a deficit is the moment you lose the relationship. Life and ministry is a journey people do together to help each benefit to the betterment of the other. It is not one sided and it’s is not business.
If you do life for the promotions, the positions and the profit then you will never have long lasting satisfaction. Live for those things and you never tap into the real thing of life and ministry.
Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and everything else will fall in place.