"If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained." 1 Timothy 4:6 KJV
Put the brethren in remembrance of these things; "that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth." 1 Timothy 4:1-3
It makes you a good minister to make someone to remember, to believe, know, and attain to sound doctrine. This you can do if yourself too are nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine.
If you’ve no sound doctrine you make it easy for you to be turned away from the faith, no matter how strong you feel you are. Mind you, some people who’ve backslide were once strong like you, but they’ve been seduced to pay attention instead to deceitful and seductive spirits and doctrines of demons. Why? Because they’d no roots! You’ve to be rooted and grounded in sound doctrine my friend; "As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ." Colossians 2:6-8.
What’s destroying believers today is trying to be philosophically minded with the things of God. Reasoning is what has destroyed many people’s faith. Believers are giving heed to the rudiments of the world, to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils, and vain deceit, more than they remember the word of God.
But you my friend, "trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe" 1 Timothy 4:10.
Paul says, "...be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine." 1 Timothy 4:12-13.
Meditating upon these things is where your good success is.