A growing desire for ministry and mission
I’ve been feeling this calling for sometime now. Originally it started off as a curiosity and interest but im starting to really feel the pull of ministry and of mission much stronger in my life. I’ve learned though that ministry begins as soon as we become Christians. As salt and light to others our ministry is, surprisingly, already in effect. We already minister to others even if we dont know we are doing it.
In the last year or so i have been slowly making connections to other Christians around the world whether its usuing social media (twitter for example) or in person (guest speakers at our local church). I’ve found the great majority of these connections and interactions to be extremely beneficial. Ive connected with authors, pastors, leaders and missionaries. I have found though a few stumbling blocks though in my desire to establish a ministry or perhaps in becoming a missionary of sorts.
I have genuinely felt my faith and my testimony to be worthy of sharing and i do my best to share this message of hope that has helped transform my life. Taking it to the next level though has proved a tough challenge. Impressively, for me, i managed to finally publish a short testimony on my website which has touched the hearts of many people. I know this from social media interactions through to direct conversations with church members and on skype for those i have connected to. Its inpsiring itself to feel this ability to inspire others.
I want to grow this beyond what it is. This is why i have been pushing myself outside of my comfort zone – deliberately. I’ve been doing Bible readings at church and even recently went to record a brief televison interview (that was about as far away from my comfort zone as i could ever get!). So, despite my inherent character and nature, ive been fighting against being shy or unconfident in order to get my story out. I am now willing to take that one step further.
The real question is… what now?