Do ministers need reminders?
What about ministers during the years right after Jesus taught his disciple and appointed his apostles? Do they need reminders?
What about ministers who received hand-written letters written directly to him from the great apostle, Paul? Would they need reminders? Apparently so.
When Paul writes to Timothy (2 Timothy, chapter 1), he reminds him: Fan into flame the gift of God.
When we are 'reminded,' we are prompted to bring something back to mind. Think about these things. Meditate on it. Rehearse it internally. Strengthen the impression that this idea has for you.
And when Paul reminded Timothy of these things, don't you imagine that Paul himself was reminded?
Ideas, when rehearsed, can become patterns. "Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me," says Paul. Patterns, when rehearsed, can become habits.
Blessings! - c