As Christians we are all automatically called to ministry. We normally associate ministry with titles but it is so much more than that. I want the Holy Ghost to ignite in each of us a fresh passion to do what we can right now where God has us.
But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
God may have called you to a particular vocation but that does not mean you should be inactive while you wait.
But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.
Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.
God will lead you through different places in your life to prepare you and mold you for what He wants you to do and be. Sometimes He alters your plans to bring about His perfect plan.
Remember... Joseph was a slave before he became second in command in Egypt, Moses had to learn to lead a flock before He could lead God's chosen people out of bondage, and David had to learn to care for his father's sheep before he could rule as king of Israel.
THE REALITY IS THAT THE LORD NEVER CALLS THE QUALIFIED; HE QUALIFIES THE CALLED.
- HENRY T. BLACKABY
Some questions to ask yourself...
- Where am I now?
- What people do I come in contact with on a regular basis, especially people I see that others do not?
- What does the Bible say I need to do/be as a Christian?
- Acts 22:15 - Witness
- John 13:35 - Show love
- Matthew 5:13 - Be salt
- Matthew 5:14 - Be a light
- Matthew 19:19 - Honor parents
- Ephesians 4:29 - Edify
- How can I put some of these things to practice with the people I see on a regular basis? (Be creative)
Missed opportunities often happen when we fill our mind with so much of the world that we do not give any thought for the Great Commission. If you want to do something for God but you are too afraid, make it your prayer that God would move you with so much compassion for the lost that you cannot help but do something!
Written by Kristyn Johnson