Thursday, April 24, 2014

Can ministry be for everyone?

Ministry, or any work for God, can sometimes seem unreachable. Really, you might not ever become a pastor and you might have an awful voice and you might not be good with children. So what do you do?

I, for one, think that however “plain” you think yourself to be, you probably have SOMETHING. Maybe you write. Or draw. Or you love to talk. Maybe you know a lot about horses. Or you’re a nurse. Or you love soccer, I don’t know.

But whatever you are good at, it can be used. You can write stories that glorify God. You can try to capture the beauty of His world in your drawings. You can talk to others about Him. You can run a stable and talk about God there. You can nurse people to health telling them of the One that can completely heal them forever. You can play soccer and influence the guys and girls around you. Or if you’ll become a pastor or sing in the choir or lead church service that’s great too.

So think about it. God has given you your talents. Use them for Him. Or at least give it a try.

There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,  to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines. 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 (NIV)



  1. this is good and i agree. anything you do, anything, can be used for the Lord. even our attitude in everyday activities can point others to Him. such a wonderful reminder :)

    1. Yes, our attitudes can also point to Him. I need to work on mine, so it'll be more God-glorifying.