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Youth Worker On Fire Podcast

Oct 4, 2023

You are not alone… So give your best to your family and give your best to your ministry!

Episode Scripture Reference: Psalm 139 :1-18

Heaven knows your name and so does your family and friends. Give your best to both worlds, because God is there to help you succeed in your family and ministry.

So with this in perspective, when you are in a tough place… with your church, board members, parents, students, senior pastors, or even your own family, there is one thing that you must keep in perspective…


  • You work for God!  Not arrogantly, but confidently. God put you on this road of ministry and He will keep you there.
  • Stay confident that you are not subservient to your other pastors or board members. That your calling is as high a calling as all the rest…if they aren’t on that same page with you, then are you sure God has called you there?
  • If you aren’t sure that God has brought you to this place in ministry then…find another place or vocation. Sounds harsh, but don’t waste your time where you are not suppose to be.
  • Your war is not with those people, your war is with the true enemies called principalities and powers, not flesh and blood.

Heaven already knows your name and they are cheering you on! So, ask God to give you power and wisdom. Leadership isn’t always fun. Most of the time it’s pure WORK! The more people you lead… unfortunately, the better chances you have for people to be upset or angry with you.

In order to thrive, you must know that you belong to God and that you are a leader in His army. That means His authority and power are at your access. “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of this world…” That means we have weapons at our command to fight!


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Hosted by: Doug Edwards

Theme Song: "The One and Only" by The 808 : Listen to more at

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Edited by: Secret Roots Music House