Jesus Follows you into Ministry
It is very interesting that when Jesus sent 70 of His disciples into ministry (see Jesus-Provides-All-that-we-Need), that He sent them to the places that He would latter visit in His ministry.
From this we should understand a couple of things. First, that our ministry is the ministry of Jesus. Our entering into ministry should be in the direction that He sends us. Secondly, we should understand that when Jesus sends us then He will follow and support the effort.
It is only after we have stepped out in faith that the Holy Spirit comes to empower us and enable us to be victorious over the forces of evil.
His support is necessary to accomplishment all that He has asked us to do.
When this happens others will see that the accomplishments are impossible without God. It is in this manner that God gets the glory that He desires and truly deserves. So, our faith is necessary to take action, but the power of the Lord is necessary for success. After all, we know that without God we can do nothing. Remember the verse about the true vine?:
I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. (John 15:5)
The key point here is that ministry must be about Jesus and not about us. It is not our ministry but His. We are simply His agents designated to finish the work that He started. Our ministry and our lives therefore become a focus on Him. Our part in ministry is to step out in faith and to live as purely as we can. His part is to reinforce our efforts with signs and wonders through the power of His Holy Spirit.