In Acts chapter 20 the Apostle Paul spoke about his calling from the Lord and his intention to fulfill it. He says, “I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me- the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace”. If you read about the life and ministry of Paul, you will see where he remained faithful to what God had asked him to do.
Just the other day someone asked me to describe my calling into the ministry. Well, it happened when I was 17 years old and I had just a few months earlier totally surrendered my life completely to whatever God’s will would be for my life. I was walking down the country road close to where I lived and I heard a voice call out to me and ask me if I would be willing to give my life to preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. I don’t think it was audible but it was coming to me just as real as if it was. Since I was a totally committed Christian then my answer was “yes”. I was excited and scared at the same time since at that time in my life I was really timid. I told my pastor and he let me speak on a Sunday evening and then doors began to open for me to speak other places. It’s now been 46 years since that time, with almost 42 years pastoring churches. My aim is to try to finish well and speak for Christ’s kingdom as long as I am physically and mentally able to do so.
The truth is that all Christians have a responsibility to share the message of Jesus Christ with others and all Christians are gifted to be involved in doing some ministry. The key is to find out what that is and to be faithful to fulfill it.