Finding our proper place in the world can be nothing short of overwhelming. ESPECIALLY as a young adult. Finding the right career, meeting the right person, living in the right area, and many other things. But what can be more overwhelming than that is finding your place within the Kingdom of God. We’ve all been commissioned to go out and make disciples (Matthew 28 18-20). Making disciples entails sharing the Gospel with hopes that those who you’re discipling will accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
If you’re reading this, I’m assuming you’re someone who desires to be the absolute best at what you do. If that doesn’t describe you, then I hope this inspires you.
Ministry is not limited to being an ordained preacher, choir member, musician, or first lady. Yes, they may seem like the most important and most recognized roles in the church, but they are not the end all be all. Just because you don’t have a five-octave range or the ability to speak in front of crowds without getting nervous does not mean that God cannot use you. Do not believe that lie! The reason you are even able to process these words is because God still has you here for purpose.
I’m sure you may be thinking, “how can I be here for purpose when I don’t even know what my purpose is?” Well let me tell you, it may be easier to discover that you think:
God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 4:10-11
We all have talent. Talent that goes beyond the usual singing, dancing, etc. Some have the natural ability to work with kids. Others can make amazing food. Some can slay hair and beat faces. The possibilities are endless. In the Word, it says that we are all part of the body of Christ. If we were all trying to be the pastor, then who would be the person running the soundboard and cameras? If we all were trying to be the choir director, then who would be at the door greeting the people and making them feel welcomed?
Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part. If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that does not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear says, “I am not part of the body because I am not an eye,” would that make it any less a part of the body? If the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Or if your whole body were an ear, how would you smell anything? 1 Corinthians 12:14-17
@@Understand that your talent and your passion IS your ministry.@@ It IS your purpose for being here. Sharing God with others through blogging is my ministry. Designing clothes or being the best player on your sports team can indeed be your ministry. When you’re doing things for God’s glory and with His love, it will pour into others. They will wonder why you do you work so well or how you’re so successful at what you do. That instantly opens up the opportunity for you to share Christ with them so that they can be saved. It all comes full circle.
God has equipped us with unique gifts to reach others. We all don’t have the ability to reach others the same way. And that’s the beauty of it. What fun would life be if we all did the same exact thing? Even if what you’re good at seems unimportant to you, remember that God says in 1 Corinthians 12, “some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary.” You never know how your best skill could bless someone on your path.
Don’t sell yourself short or allow lies from the enemy to cloud your mind. You ARE important. God DOES want to use you. Your position in the body MATTERS.