It can be very tempting when engaging in ministry to get ahead of yourself, where the temptation is to ‘hit the ground running’, but, if we limit ourselves to our own efforts and imagination and work within our own comfort zone, we do exactly that: we limit ourselves and will fall short of what He has called us to do!
The fourth part of series about Calling and Missions called ‘Be Ready’.
In order to get us to the place where we can completely rely upon God and trust in His Word, our hearts must be prepared… the third part of series about Calling and Missions called ‘Be Ready’.
The third article in the series Be Ready…
Other articles in this ‘Be Ready’ series:
I often refer to the sentiment: “It’s not just pie-in-the-sky when you die; it’s also steak-on-your-plate while you wait.” It may be rather crude and unscientific, but I like the simple way it encourages us to realise that although we know we ought to live with eternity in mind, we also need to understand that life was always meant to be a fulfilling prospect too.
Some excellent material on Worldview:
(1st in a series of short clips on Worldview)
Mankind’s insatiable appetite for progress, improvement and perfection drives us to seek great achievements in fulfilling that appetite. One can easily become obsessed with things like accumulating knowledge, attaining athletic prowess or taking extreme measures to maintain our youthful good looks. But does this really achieve what it sets out to do…?
“I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.” (Jim Carrey)
In my last article I tried to reassure us that when God calls a person to a specific work, the calling is unmistakeable. Notwithstanding this certainty, even once called we can still be plagued by a feeling of inadequacy: will we have the ability to carry out that which we have been called to do?
The second part of series about Calling and Missions called ‘Be Ready’.
More from the series Be Ready:
Who do the people say that I am, who do you say I am? What is the cost and manner of service for the Lord Jesus? These questions are broached in this chapter…