As Christians, we should be aware that the Bible is full of commands that we are to follow. We need to remember that God’s commands are not to make us miserable or to somehow punish us, but for our ultimate good.
We have of course the 10 Commandments that are well known, but also the great commandments that tell us to love God with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength and our neighbor as our self. If we can keep these, we will have no problem keeping any of the others.
As I was reading the scripture the other day, I came across something that I hadn’t noticed before or had forgotten. In 1 Timothy 1:1, the Apostle Paul says the following, "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the command of God..." He is saying that the ministry he was called to do was commanded of him. In other words, it wasn’t a choice. An apostle, even in the loosest sense, is someone who spreads the good news of Jesus to areas that have never heard of him. This is exactly what Paul did as he obeyed the command of God.
The question I have for you is, first, do you even know what ministry you should be involved in? There are some who are called to be pastors, missionaries, worship leaders and other full-time ministry areas and are required to fulfill their calling. The sad thing is that there are some who refuse to be obedient and I am convinced will never be happy or content until they do. Most Christians are not called to these ministries but are called to be involved doing something like teaching, music, greeting, leadership positions, nursery worker, prayer ministry just to name a few. Second, are you willing to do what God is asking you to do? You cannot truly be fulfilled unless you find out what you are supposed to be doing and be obedient to it. Others lives are not being touched that need your ministry to reach them.