So much has been written (and is being written) about this passage and it's application to our day. One can hardly read the text above without thinking Paul had today in mind when he penned it. But because so much has been devoted to verses 1 - 4, let's look at verse 5.
But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
While the world seeks to do its own thing, the believer (and especially the pastor-teachers) are to:
keep your head in all situations - The christian leader is to keep his or her eyes focused on Jesus.. the Author and Perfecter of our faith.
endure hardship - Jesus never promised an easy ride... only a worthy goal.
do the work of an evangelist - What the world needs n more people who are not afraid to share their relationship with Christ.
discharge all the duties of your ministry - Remember... these words are coming from a seasoned veteran... not a new recruit.
No matter what your ministry is: father... mother... student... boss... pastor... deacon... able servant....
The charge is the same... DISCHARGE ALL THE DUTIES OF YOUR MINISTRY.