I recently had a conversation during a coaching session about the call to ministry. Calling is an important piece to vocational ministry. It’s both a one time thing and an ongoing drive.
Day to day ministry is not glamorous. Even on the best day, ministry is hard. We want to attempt great things for God, but sometimes ministry steals our passion.
So, we need to stir up the call. Remember it. Talk about it. Ask questions to yourself and in conversations with others. How did I get here? What got me into this in the first place? What is my passion? What do I see happening in the next five years? Where is God leading me?
Paul gives wise words to Timothy in 2 Timothy1: 6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
Remembering your call is motivating and helps produce perseverance. The Spirit’s whisper in our lives does give us power, love and self-discipline – three amazingly and timely attributes for any ministry leader in this day and age!