So something I hear among Christians all the time is “I’m not called to do that”…whatever the need may be. Boy am I here to say that God doesn’t call the qualified, but he qualifies the called and we are all, yes even you, called to ministry.
Let’s take Children’s Ministry for example, since it’s one of the toughest to fill open spots in. If you are a parent, aunt, uncle, grandparent, sibling, or friend of one of these you are likely and undoubtedly called to children’s ministry in some fashion. How you might ask?
Well first, ministry starts at home. You see as a mom one of my many hats is a Children’s Minister to my own children, and all of those whose blessed little feet cross my thresh hold. It’s all about perspective, seizing the opportunity, living for teachable moments, and letting God use you right where you’re at.
What about family ministry or counseling? Ever get a phone call from someone who needs you to lend an ear? I know I do. The key to that is to be prayed up and to be sensitive to how God would have you respond…not how your emotions would have you to respond. Key into that and you are ministering and you didn’t even know it.
We aren’t all called to be pastors or to run churches, but we are called to be ministers of one. If you find yourself under great leadership in a local church you will likely be discipled to spread the good new of the Gospel. Remember that doesn’t have to be intimidating, but rather motivating to look around and ask God to show you the opportunity to be a minister.
So there you have it. The question as to whether you are called to be a minister or not is answered. You are on whatever platform God gives you. Be it the dinner table or the pulpit, the playground or the classroom. Let God use you right where you’re at.