All Christian women are called to ministry.
We have the Holy Spirit and His kingdom dwelling within us. We have the commandment to go into all the world to make disciples of nations. Therefore, we have officially been called to ministry!
When my family and I first attended our church, the youth group had just returned from their summer missions trip. A few of the students were sharing testimonies. I was amazed by some of the wisdom pouring out of the mouths of these young people! Such a blessing to witness!
One of them, a girl about 16, shared how it was during this trip that the Lord confirmed that she is called to ministry. When she said this the people in the congregation assumed it meant she was feeling led to become a missionary.
Now, before I go any farther, I just want to say how incredibly awesome it is to see this high school student’s desire to live her life in service to our God. That she is seeking God’s will for her life, discovering her gifts and how the Lord wants her to use them ~ and she has the confidence to stand in front of her church and her peers and confess it!
What I hope she understands is that she does not need to wait to be in ministry!
All Christian women are called to ministry the moment we give our life to Jesus.
When we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, that moment when we became citizens of His kingdom. That is the moment we became qualified and called to the ministry!! And for many of us, most of this ministry takes place outside the four walls of our church.
2 Mindsets We Need to Change about Ministry
1. In order for Christian women to be called to ministry, we must first receive some formal qualification or recognition.
2. Ministry only happens within the walls of our church buildings.
My dear friend, these could not be further from the truth.
We are His ambassadors! 2 Corinthians 5:20
We have all been given the ministry of reconciliation! 2 Corinthians 5:11-21
If we think of people in the Bible who were called to minister the gospel, probably one of the first people we think of is Paul. Very little of Paul’s ministry was confined to the temple walls. In fact, much of it happened while behind iron bars Philippians 1:26
So I hope this young Christian woman, feeling called to be a missionary, realizes that she can be a minister and a missionary ~ at her school, on the soccer or basketball team, hanging out with her friends at the mall. It’s not something she has to wait for.
Her calling is now!
The same is true for you and me.
Where are you called to minister?
So, if all Christian women are called to ministry, where are you called to minister?
Are you are a stay-at-home mom? You are called to be a minister in your home and in your neighborhood.
Are you a working mother? You are called to be a minister in your home and at your workplace.
Are you an older Christian woman? You are called to minister to younger Christian women.
Do you work in real estate? You are called to be a minister to your clients.
Are you a student? You are called to be a minister in your school.
Are you a song-writer? You are called to be a minister through your music.
Are you a blogger? You are called to be a minister to your readers 🙂
I believe ministry is a lifestyle that He desires we all walk in.
LETS HAVE A CONVERSATION!!
Are you considering how you can be
a minister of the gospel in your everyday life?
Please encourage me by sharing in the comment section!
I’d love to hear from you!