From a comment I posted elsewhere, in regards to serving God:
…Remember also to understand what “to serve” means in the bible. It does not only mean ‘serving in a ministry’, as most people would like to narrow it down into, but listen to what Jesus says:
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? (Mat 6:19-25)
Jesus shows us that the context of serving God, instead of satan, is based on how we live our lives. We serve God everytime we pursue holiness. And this may (emphasis on may) involve ‘doing’ things in a ministry.
Just becareful to not misplace your zeal and to remember the important things 🙂
Holiness for God would eventual entail physical service in a ministry, but being involved in a physical service in a ministry does not always entail a life of holiness. That is something we all have to be very very careful in the Christian life. The Pharisees and scribes of that day thought it was not the case, and see how their misplaced zeal got them into spiritual errors (not one).