Tuesday, July 9, 2019

God's Calling

God's calling for each one of His children is unique, specific, irrevocable.

"And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love." (Ephesians 4:11-16, NKJV)

When God personally calls you into a particular aspect of ministry, He never changes that specific calling throughout your life. He may give you different assignments throughout your life but never a different calling. If He has equipped you and called you to be an evangelist, you will always be an evangelist. For example, Billy Graham is probably the most well-known evangelist in this world. He traveled, spoke, and preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world for many decades. He founded the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association which consists of television, radio, film productions; the Billy Graham Library; as well as the Rapid Response team. As He got older, He didn't travel and preach as much but He was still an evangelist. He wrote and published books including his memoir.

Therefore, know and remember that your specific calling never changes but your assignments will vary throughout your life in this world.

[Also, see 1 Corinthians 12]

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