Wait for a dramatic “call”? or just start serving God?

God is sovereign and His Spirit leads us to the right opportunities for ministry.  We see this in Acts 16:6-10….

Pastor Steven J. Cole comments:

Opportunities come to those who are already serving, not to those who are doing nothing…..Sometimes people don’t serve the Lord because they’ve never experienced a dramatic “call” to ministry. But this Macedonian call did not come to people who were doing nothing; it came to men who were actively serving the Lord. It was not a call to begin serving the Lord or to become a missionary, but rather a clarification of direction in an existing ministry. You can turn the steering wheel ofyour car all day long, but if the car isn’t moving, you won’t get anywhere. You can sit around and pray for God’s direction for service, but you won’t get it if you’re not already serving Him. Start doing something to serve Jesus Christ, and He will redirect you if He needs to.

5 thoughts on “Wait for a dramatic “call”? or just start serving God?

  1. I couldn’t agree with you more. This is great insight into the direction that God wants for us all, life serving God is all about acting! You can’t just sit around waiting for God’s will to just fall into your lap and reveal itself to you with out first acting on your own. Remember Matthew 6:33 but seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. This includes God’s calling for your life!

  2. Thanks for the comment! Have you read Kevin DeYoung’s book on God’s will: “Just Do Something: How to Make a Decision Without Dreams, Visions, Fleeces, Open Doors, Random Bible Verses, Casting Lots, Liver Shivers, Writing in the Sky, etc.” I recommend it!

  3. Not only have I read and love that book but I happen to be privelaged enough to be a member of Kevins church University Reformed. He is a good friend of mine. I’m glad that you enjoyed his book, you should check out his most recent book “Don’t Call It A Comeback, An Old Faith For A New Generation”. Really great stuff.

  4. Thanks! The new book sounds wonderful, too. I have very much appreciated Kevin’s book review on “Love Wins” and that he was willing to jump in and stand up for orthodoxy.

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