You will NEVER be able to effectively minister to anyone unless you are first performing your ministry to the Lord, and, second, allowing God to minister to you in only the way He can minister to you.
“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”
“Jesus declared, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'”
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”
-2 Timothy 2:15
“Do not present the parts of your body to sin as instruments of wickedness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and present the parts of your body to Him as instruments of righteousness.”
“I appeal to you, therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”