Wouldn’t it be great if, while you were online, God told you exactly what you were supposed to do with your life? You’d be reading an article and all of a sudden God’s will for your life became clear. Wouldn’t that be nice? It’s possible.
God speaks to us in all kinds of ways. He speaks through friends, acquaintances, strangers, the internet (believe it or not), books, church, and most importantly… through His word and prayer.
I say “most importantly through His Word and prayer” because if you’re not listening to Him through His Word and prayer… you’ll miss the other ways He can speak to you. You’ll miss what He’s trying to say because you haven’t learned the sound of His voice. And it’s through God’s voice… we find our ministry.
So what two questions can help you find your ministry?
1.What do you love to do?
Do you love to write? Sew? Organize? Cook? Hunt? Clean? Plan? Budget? Teach? Lead? Speak? The list goes on and on!
2.How can God use it for ministry?
Does God want you to share your skill with someone interested in the same thing? Does He want you to open a business? Lead a class? Invite a neighbor? Organize an event? Reconnect with a friend? Start a club, blog or group with the intent of infusing what you love to do with Jesus so people will know Him?
A few years ago, I had an “aha moment” while trying to figure out what God wanted me to do. (for more on clarity of calling read, Will My Calling Ever Be Clear?)
I had gotten up in the middle of the night, restless and searching, and turned on my computer hoping to find encouragement. I went to the Assemblies of God, Women’s Ministry website and saw an article about women who were taking what they love to do from hobby to ministry.
The article talked about a woman who loved snowboarding. Rather than snowboarding being just a hobby to her, she used her love for snowboarding to connect with people and share her faith. Snowboarding became her ministry.
Friends, when I read that story God asked me, “What do you love to do?”
“I love to preach. But I also like to organize.”
“Combine the two, teach women how to organize their homes and I’ll help them organize their lives. Show them how to declutter their house and teach them how to declutter their heart. You prepare. I’ll open doors.”
Suddenly, I knew what God wanted me to do and how to do it! I prepared to speak to women’s groups and God opened doors for me to minister.
Does God want to take something you love to do and change it from hobby to ministry? Does God want you to go from seeing your job as work to seeing it as ministry?
Friend, I know God has a plan for your life. And it’s good one. Keep asking what it is. And one day, in God’s timing… you’ll have your “aha moment” and find your ministry.
Keep asking. Keep listening. Maybe the answer lies… in what you love to do?