Most of us have met someone who is always quick to do good deeds in dramatic situations. Those same people are nowhere to be found if a ministry is needed in a private way. If they do a private deed it will be announced to anyone who will listen that they did something special for someone else.
They piggy back on the hardships of others in order to gain praise for themselves.
If it is a hardship that is getting press or attention from numerous people they will work hard to minister more than everyone else then gloat about it. They will not hesitate to state the names of the people they have ministered to. They will let it be known the exact hardship of the person then list all they do for that person. They will explain in detail how much that person appreciated all they did including every tear, smile or thank you.
Their advice and counseling to a hurting person usually consists of how much worse their situation was when they had it. If they are on the phone ministering to someone it is done loudly so all who pass by can hear.
This type of ministry helps nobody. It doesn’t even help the person who ministers in this type of a way. Their only recognition is their own.
Seek first the face of God. God will take care of the situation and allow us to discern who is really sincere about standing with us.
“Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven. When you give to someone in need, don’t do as the hypocrites do—blowing trumpets in the synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity! I tell you the truth, they have received all the reward they will ever get. But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.