Endurance is built by the trial of your faith. Trials are a part of ministry. They are, in fact, a part of life. If anyone understood trials in ministry it was Paul, and in Acts 16 he is in prison in Philippi. Having followed the vision that God had given him, having shared the gospel of Jesus Christ, Paul ends up in jail.

How many times in ministry have you followed what you know to be the Lord’s leading and, like Paul, you end up under attack? The ole’ saying goes, “No good deed goes unpunished.”