Anointed MinistryIf you have felt hindered or slowed down in your ministry, a “relief package” from Heaven is on the way!

“GOD answer you on the day you crash, The name God-of-Jacob put you out of harm’s reach, Send reinforcements from Holy Hill, Dispatch from Zion fresh supplies, Exclaim over your offerings, Celebrate your sacrifices, Give you what your heart desires, Accomplish your plans.”
(Psalm 20:1-4, MSG)

Are Some Parts of Our Ministry “More Anointed” Than Others?

It was early one morning, and I was out walking before the heat of our Australian summer’s day set in.
I had a lot of administrative tasks ahead of me—and to be honest, I was not looking forward to doing them!

As I walked, I felt the Holy Spirit speaking to me. “Why do you see the creative work you do as being anointed, but not the administration?”

I realized the Lord was prompting me to check my perspective. And the truth was, I did have a “hierarchical” viewpoint of anointing—I saw some things that I did, as being more anointed than others! [1]

By “anointed”, I mean empowered by the Holy Spirit’s ability, and infused with His Presence.

6 Keys to Being Anointed in Every Part of Your Ministry

Sometimes, when it comes to serving God in our ministries, aspects of it are hard work.
We are being stretched.

If you can relate to this, here are 6 insights to help you encounter God’s anointing in every part of your ministry. [2]

1. Receive God’s Anointing for Areas You are Weak In

In any job or ministry, there will always be parts we excel in, and tasks that we find difficult.
But if we view some aspects of a role, ministry, or responsibility as being frustrating or worthless, we will never bring those tasks into God’s Presence!
And we will never receive the empowerment He wants to give to us.

Sometimes, we think that anointing is only associated with excellence.
But anointing is also associated with weakness.

* He anoints your excellence, when your gifts are surrendered to Him
* He anoints you in your weakness, as you lean upon Him

Both are a witness to others.
And both give glory to God.

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (2 Cor 12:9 NIV)

2. Recognize that the Anointing is a Person Who is Present With You

The Holy Spirit’s anointing is not only for those parts of ministry we enjoy doing, or that involve the direct use of a spiritual gift!

Yes, there is a distinctive anointing that resides upon spiritual gifts and ministry offices (Eph 4, 1 Cor 12). But we can also be anointed in every moment—because anointing flows from a relationship.

Jesus said, “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 , NKJV)

When the Holy Spirit came upon God’s people on the Day of Pentecost, He came to remain always; not to come and go!
The Anointing is a Person.

The Holy Spirit’s continuous presence with you, makes it possible for you to do everything—including tasks you don’t want to do—to the glory of God.

“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (Rom 10:31, NKJV)

3. Let God Reveal and Heal What’s in Your Heart

Irritation and resentment can be like a stumbling stone, that stops the wellspring of joy flowing in our lives.

Even though I had embraced the start of a brand-new ministry—one that was undoubtedly God’s plan for me—for a time, I wrestled over the load of responsibility that came with it.

Sometimes, the most powerful action we can take, is to express gratitude for a role we have no choice in doing—when it is part of our (current) God-given assignment.

A couple of weeks later, at my board meeting, I took time to say “thanks” to my fellow directors and to God, for the ministry—with all its operation and administration.
It was a powerful moment.

Hidden resentment will keep you from peace and the “more” God has for you in your ministry.

So, release your frustrations, lift up your voice and say “thanks” to God, as well as to leaders and team members around you.

4. Activate the Spiritual Authority God has Given to You

“That clinches it—help’s coming, an answer’s on the way, everything’s going to work out.” (Psalm 20:6, MSG)

You are not lacking and disempowered. Your Father wants you to know there is anointing and authority for every assignment that you have.

Even when a responsibility you have is temporary, you can anticipate grace and empowerment for it.
You can step into a position of spiritual authority.

  • This includes those aspects of your role in which you are operating outside of your gifting.

Don’t worry that others will suddenly (mistakenly) believe you are skilled and gifted in something you are not!

They will have cause to look at you and see something that makes them stop and wonder:

  • An anointed attitude, free of bitterness and resentment
  • Capacity that could only have been given by God
  • And joy in the midst of the trial

The event I’ve described took place more than a year ago.
Since I stopped and said “thank you” for all of the responsibilities that were included in my ministry, I’ve been able to pass some of them on to new team members.

God is expanding our family, little by little. It’s a work in progress!

5. Be Set Free from Expectations That You Must be Perfect

There are certain areas in which you shine!

  • Yet for a time, you may be responsible for something that you are not gifted in

You know that you are not displaying your best in that area—and that is okay.

You can be secure in your disadvantages, knowing that God has created you with both strengths, and inbuilt limitations.

Your favor with God is not about your performance.
His delight is in who you are.

So, be set free from expectations (from yourself and others) that you must be perfect!

Your Father is not in the distance, judging your flaws, disapproving of your limitations.

He is with you, anointing you.

6. Remember Your Work is Valued by God

You are seen, known and loved by God.
Others may not understand, appreciate or value all you do, but your Father does.

“For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” (Heb 6:10 NKJV)

If you have felt frustrated or weary, or you have lost motivation, receive the Holy Spirit’s healing for your expectations.

Frustration is turning into joy, as you realize what He has available for you.

So, lift up your hands. Say, “Thank You Lord!” Every attack of frustration and weariness over your ministry is falling off you now, in Jesus’ Name!


[1] Some of you are gifted in administration, and I celebrate with you! It happens to be something I am weak in.

[2] Although I’ve addressed ministry in particular in this post, the principles also relate to work, parenting, relationships and every responsibility of life

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43 thoughts on “6 Keys to Being Anointed in Every Part of Your Ministry”

  1. Thanks I needed this. Second year pastoring has been a challenge. I get frustrated when some members are not responding to their responsibility. We added praise and worship on 2nd and the leader is not as motivated as the beginning. But I THANK GOD IN THE MIST. HE WILL STILL GET THE GLORY!

    1. I’m praying for you right now Addie, may your confidence rest in God, and I pray you will see Him touch both you and the leaders, to bring you into a place of passionate pursuit and service

  2. Amen! Thank You Lord that every frustration and weariness over my ministry is falling off right now in Jesus’ name. Thank You Father for anointing me in every area of my ministry in Jesus’ name.
    Hallelujah…praise the LORD!
    Bless you Helen

  3. Thank you so much Helen, such a timely message. I`ve been frustrated in my career for the longest time now(4 years). For one, it was something I was passionate about and now I cant even stand it anymore, which I believe is Gods indicator that He has so much planned for me. I`ve seen God use me mightily in the ministry of healing and the prophetic and know very well that God has something for me there. I know that before I get into that season, there is an anointing in this season for my weakness. What struck me the most in your article was when you said: “The Holy Spirit’s continuous presence with you, makes it possible for you to do everything—including tasks you don’t want to do—to the glory of God” and that “If you have felt frustrated or weary, or you have lost motivation, receive the Holy Spirit’s healing for your expectations.” I receive the anointing for this season. Thanks so much Helen. I am a subscriber in Zimbabwe

  4. Roland Marchman

    Hi Helen I thank the Lord for everything he is doing in my life and I thank him for you powerful women of God I do fill that joy what a word you be on target I receive and pray God bless you the more thanks

  5. It’s a powerful thing when leaders don’t hide their weakness! Thanks for sharing your experience Helen. We’re always learning!! God bless.

  6. This came at the perfect time I came out of the cave of extreme working on me I have been on assignment at a prophetic church for 3 years now its anointed and called I see the promise so it always keeps me fighting for it the prophet of the house has hurt bitterness and anger so some days are harder then others but the glory comes I make sure to keep my heart right to pray that it dose…he supernaturally gave me a chance to be a upcoming leader (that was all God) but he hates in me and its Spiritually draining he says to not stand around even if you don’t feel led by the holy spirit (because I like being led to go) go pray for someone in the meetings then he says o your racing to pray for everyone make sure your being led by the holt spirit saying it in front of the whole church mocking me and others humiliated sometimes ppl fall when I touch them when the glory is there and he says o you better make sure when someone touches you and your falling that’s the holy spirit we don’t need to be showing off (in front of the church)…and I give words to ppl when the Lord leads bot at the front sometimes but I have a heart for my bros and sisters and he says I don’t even have a word for everybody all the time your not being led by the holy spirit it is alot of hypocrisy ….I have been able to shake it off before because I wasn’t under him but now I am stuck in those meetings were he just dumps on us and I can’t run away I want to go higher but I feel like he keeps stopping it …and he says he wants to go higher but it’s all of us ….I think I let it discourage me I can’t feel anything I was on fire now I’m just dreading going to church I wanna be on fire again I just feel like God is protecting me like God shows up with his glory and he rejects it I want to give up on the position but I feel God put me there it’s just hard when someone that your saposs to be under can’t see you Spiritually and I feel he dosnt like me (I have a high discernment) I been praying for years for God to touch his heart and open his eyes I just feel burnt out and I’m trying to hold on to the little hope I have left it hurts the way he treats people I’m not going to try anymore because of his threat of not raising me up I’d I’m not doing anything in less I’m led I’m just having a hard time getting my heart right being beat down I know my bros and sisters need me I wanna see the church be free so bad I see the bigger picture the promises the visions that I had come to pass I’m sorry so long I have noone in the natural that understands me thank you so much

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