Everyone has a unique story to tell concerning how God has called him or her into the ministry. Throughout the Bible, we see the examples of many heroes of the faith–all of which had a unique story in which God revealed their callings. Often times, I find that many people today struggle with identifying their calling or purpose in life.
“But God does not keep secret what he wants you to do.” -Charles Stanley
Through our relationship with Him and the study of God’s Word, we can identify our purpose in life. Not all of us will have a “burning bush” experience or see the “hand- writing on the wall”. However, everyone can discover and know without a doubt the purpose in which they have been called.
In 2 Peter 1:3-4, I found these promises for those that are called into ministry.
1. His divine power has already given us everything required for life and godliness.
2. He has given us great and precious promises, which gives us the capability to escape the corruption that is in the world because of evil desire.
In 2 Peter chapter one, the writer also encourages goodness, knowledge, self-control, endurance, godliness, brotherly affection, and love to add to our faith. If we possess these things in increasing measure then they will keep us from being useless or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus.
“God doesn't call the qualified but he qualifies the called.” If He has called you, he will equip you. Look for the gifts that God has given you. Seek these attributes in 2 Peter and you will continue to grow in knowledge. Discover your passions. Be obedient by serving God and serving his people.
Bishop Tim Lamb combines over 34 years of pastoral and church planting experience to lead LifePoint Ministries. Bishop Tim's unique prophetic insight, forward-thinking leadership, and compassion for people combine to make him an effective leader for our pastors and churches.