“Worship the Lord when no one notices you and when the work is unexciting. Remember in those times that God loves you. He sees you and honors all your labors.
Remember that in due season you will receive your reward if you don’t give up (Galatians 6:9).
Self-pity is as much out of place in Christian ministry as self-promotion is. Worship Him because of who He is, the Lord of heaven and earth.
You’re preaching for God. You’re preaching because He has been pleased to call and equip you to preach, and He is pleased as you preach.”
–Lewis Allen, The Preacher’s Catechism (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2018), 49.