There is a big difference in working for God and loving God. God desire for you to love Him with all your heart, soul and mind.
Matthew 22:37-39 NKJV
“Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
People can, and do, work for God and not love Him or have an intimate relationship with Him.
Matthew 7:21-23 NKJV
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ ”
Things to remember…
1. The work of the Lord should flow from your love and intimacy with Him. Do things to glorify God, not yourself or to please man.
2. Narrow your interests. Too many projects use up time and energy without producing kingdom results.
3. Don’t get so busy with the work of God that you don’t have time for intimacy with Him. If you are too busy with ministry work to spend quality time alone with God, you’re TOO BUSY.
Matthew 16:26 NKJV
“For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”
Mark 8:36-37 NKJV
“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”
4. Nothing is worth loosing your soul over, including ministry work.