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There comes a point in every journey that the chosen of God realize they were called to be ministers.  In that journey, they grow in peace knowing that while that ministry may not look like anyone else’s ministry, they have been uniquely called and prepared to carry it out. Such was the case with Paul. 

He was trained by the best, he was as ambitious as any Pharisee could be.  He was then specifically called by Jesus to do the unthinkable—be the missionary to the Gentiles.  What a call! But, looking back at this point, Paul was very pleased that God entrusted him with the people all over Europe and Asia.  He saw the world changing around him and would not have had it any other way. Paul wanted them and us to be content in the ministry they were given.

We need to think like Paul.  Look around—see the ministry you have been given.  Realize that you have been uniquely gifted to carry out the plan God has set before you.  It may or may not be glamorous.  It may or may not be easy—but, if you are doing what he has prepared for you, you can bet it will be fulfilling and impacting on the world around you.  Don’t fear, don’t envy and don’t procrastinate. Simply do what God has set before you.

God Bless You

I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with knowledge and competent to instruct one another. 15 Yet I have written you quite boldly on some points to remind you of them again, because of the grace God gave me 16 to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles. He gave me the priestly duty of proclaiming the gospel of God, so that the Gentiles might become an offering acceptable to God, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

17 Therefore I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God. 18 I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done— 19 by the power of signs and wonders, through the power of the Spirit of God. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ. 20 It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation.