If that isn’t who you are or who you’re willing to be, than for the sake of God, his kingdom and his Gospel, hang your ministry hat on the shelf for someone else to wear. Instead, be faithful at the job God has given you and be the best Christian employee possible.
God’s work is far too important for us to hem-haw around with whether or not we are serious and all-in. Either we are or we aren’t, and that’s a good indicator of God’s calling as well.
The Call of God to Ministry
How do you know you are called to ministry? If you’re working outside the church but your passion for it continues growing, keep praying. Pursue God’s will and godly counsel until he opens the right doors.
On the other hand, if at some time in your life, you knew God called you into ministry but that passion has changed, don’t hinder the cause of Christ and hurt the kingdom of God by refusing to let go and move on (even if it’s just for a season).
However, if the reason your passion has waned is because you’re just not walking with God and simply need a spiritual kick in the pants, then get on your face before God. Confess your complacency and pick up your sword where you left it!
1 Thessalonians 2:4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak.
If God has called you, then God has trusted you with the most important message and mission the world has ever known (as he has every Christian). And may we never take that calling lightly!
Hopefully these reminders will help anyone who’s wrestling with the call of God on their life. Are you asking, “Is God calling me to ministry?” or “How do you know you are called to ministry?” If so and you’d like to chat, please feel free to reach out to me. I’d be glad to help.