Walk In Your Ministry and Call
By Brenda Gittens
This week’s topic: The Church
General Christian ministry is a duty, a service. A call is the purpose of one’s life, what God wants you to do with your life. How many times have you heard this, “What is your ministry and calling?” Yes, you may have the ability to do a variety of things, but there is one that you do best. It’s done in your own unique way; no one else can do it like you! Think about it. What gift(s) has God specifically given you? What area(s) of ministry are you drawn to for serving? Why you are here and what are you doing in cooperation with God to help the church and to make this world a better place?
In 1st Corinthians Chapter 12, the Apostle Paul teaches that we together are Christ’s body and that we each have a different work to do. Now you [collectively] are Christ’s body and [individually] you are members of it, each part severally and distinct [each with his own place and function]. (1 Corinthians 12:27, AMP). Just as a person’s ministry and call plays an important role in the body of Christ, it can also be used as a tool to reach those outside of the body who don’t know Christ and those who are in need. We have to constantly be reminded that we are the church, and God has a work to be done outside of the four church walls.
There are three things that can keep us from walking in our ministry and call.
1) Fear – When God tells us to do something, we may sit on it a while afraid to get up, step out in faith and do it. God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power, love, and of a sound mind.
2) People – We find ourselves worrying about what others think or say and then we feel we can’t do it. It’s all a deceiving lie from the enemy! We can do it! God said it and he is the one who has called, gifted, and gives the ability and equipping by the power of the Holy Spirit.
3) Ourselves – We are our worst critic at times, and we are the one stopping us from carrying out the work that God has given us to do.
Remember, when God calls us he begins a work in us. When we say yes, that’s when we start to work. We must “walk and work” the way he has anointed, appointed, designed, and assigned us to do it!
Scripture of the Day: “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 12:27
Brenda Gittens is a worship evangelist, singer and writer who ministers in word and song at churches, prisons, outreaches, and other events throughout California and other states. Her latest CD is entitled, Real Praise/True Worship. Brenda is also a devoted wife and mother of one son. You can reach her at: http://www.brendagittensministries.com.…