The Kingdom ministry is only for the brave, for the committed, with the single-eye focus of mind. The ministry is not a baby sitter; you are supposed to be a soldier, not a baby that needs a sitter. It is for the soldiers that goes into battle and are not afraid to lose their lives for the cause of their master. It is for the brave who are not afraid to lose parents, who are not afraid to lose jobs, who are not afraid to quits school, who are not afraid of criticism, who are not afraid of persecution, not afraid of famine, not afraid of anything! It is for anyone so long as his/her focus is on that one cause, which is the cause of the master – the cause of Jesus Christ!
The uncommitted should not go into the ministry. The fearful and unbelieving should not go into the ministry. The fence-sitters should not go into the ministry. The double-minded should not go into the ministry. Why? They will only disappoint the Father, and they will disappoint themselves. Because, the Kingdom ministry is only for the brave hearted, for the overcomers, for the single-minded, with a single eye focus on one thing. It is only for the dedicated, committed; it is only for those who are willing to lose their lives for the master. It is only for the unfearful like the Son.
If you are not brave and hungry for God, you will lose heart. You will become a coward and you would be full of fear. You would likely back out. Matthew 6:21-22 says, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye. If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” Having a single eye is having single-mindedness for a purpose. Nothing can refocus you, but your focus is on that goal that the Father has given to you.
Are you a child of God? Surrender to His Will, repent of all your sins and focus on only one things—the Will of God. Serving the Lord is not for the uncommitted because the uncommitted has many eyes—he or she has an eye for his job, an eye for his or her girlfriend/boyfriend, an eye for the family— you can have many, many considerations.
Your eye is also equivalent to your heart. When you have many eyes, it means that you have many affections because what the eye sees affects the heart. It is like a having a dress. How did you come to want that dress? Naturally, you first saw it, liked it and then your affection became set on it. Your eye affected your heart, and your heart went to that dress. Therefore, where your eye is, that is where your heart is; what you saw has become your treasure.
The uncommitted in the Kingdom actually have many commitments, but they are not for the Kingdom. The Kingdom is only one of their commitments. When you follow God and you have five commitments in life, you are not just double-minded, but you are quadriplegic-minded. You become weak minded because while you have committed to the Kingdom, your other commitments, which are tied to you, are pulling you away even while you are here.
You cannot work in the Kingdom with that kind of commitment. When God calls you to work, you have to cut-off every other commitment and be focused on one commitment – commitment to the Kingdom. Those who have many commitments outside should not go into the Kingdom ministry. Until your affections become set on only one thing, do not go into the ministry because you will only disappoint yourself.
Matthew 6:23 says, “But if thine eye be evil thy whole body shall be full of darkness therefore the light that is in thee be darkness how great is that darkness.” Do not set your affections on material things. Many had come into the ministry but had not severed their attachment to material things. So when they went into the ministry, they do not see souls, they only see money, clothes, and shoes. You cannot enter the Kingdom with a heart like that.
The ministry is not for the fearful and for the unbelieving. The ministry is only for the brave, it is not for the weak hearted. It is not for those who cry in the midst of spiritual battle and cry for their mother or father. Then pity themselves in the corner while the spiritual battle of persecution and criticism is going on. Instead of standing and fighting in the spirit, they go to a corner, grumble, cry, and pity themselves. That is not the standard of a soldier. That is a weakling!
The Kingdom ministry is only for the brave, for the strong, for the committed, for the unafraid!