If you’ve ever doubted your calling to ministry, consider this: God has been molding and shaping you for ministry since before you were born!
“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit them together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! It is amazing to think about. Your workmanship is marvelous–and how well I know it. You were there while I was being formed in utter seclusion! You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe.” (Ps. 139:13-16 TLB)
This passage indicates that –
- God shaped you for a purpose,
- You are unique, and
- You are wonderfully complex.
You are a composite of many different factors, summarized in the acrostic, S.H.A.P.E.:
The Bible teaches that God gives every believer certain spiritual gifts to be used in ministry (1 Cor. 12, Rom. 8, Eph. 4). However, I believe spiritual gifts are only one part of the picture. In my opinion, spiritual gifts are often overemphasized to the neglect of other equally important factors. Natural abilities that you were born with also…Continue Reading