you choose Q: how can I know God’s guidance in ministering for Him?
Q: I’ve been struggling to find God’s guidance and also his direction in my life as far as ministry is concerned. –Kenneth
A: I’m excited that you want to serve Jesus. You’ve asked about how you can know where He wants you to serve.
As a believer in Jesus, you’re a vital part of the body of Christ. You’re given specific spiritual giftedness and abilities (Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:7-18, 28-30) which you are to use to build up fellow believers and to strengthen the church (1 Corinthians 12:7, 14:12,26; 1 Peter 4:10-11). “What are your gifts and abilities?” is a good place to start in helping you discern the ministry God wants you to be involved in. When He calls you to a specific area of service, He will also equip you to do that task.
It’s vital that you discuss your desire to serve and possible areas of ministry with your pastor or elders and leaders. Their collective affirmation of your call and your giftedness and their spiritual wisdom will clarify priorities of the church and how you can contribute meaningfully to its overall growth.
And, undoubtedly, there’s a need to pray and ask God for wisdom (James 1:5) and always be obedient to the Spirit’s leading (Galatians 5:16-18,25).
To read more about God’s will for your life click here to read a helpful online booklet. —K.T. Sim
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