I don’t think that there can be any feeling more rewarding than walking in the gifts that the Lord has given you. When you act on the calling that you feel in your heart in going about God’s business, you can say, in all honesty, that you are at peace. The hard part is finding out what your true calling is. Many people want to be something that is different from what God calls them to be. Some want the prestige of being a pastor or the leader of a specific ministry without really taking the time to verify through prayer and waiting for confirmation from God about their chosen ministry.
Don’t get me wrong, God wants you to be happy while you serve Him and no one wants to feel obligated to do something that they truly do not want to do. That being said, if no one did the unpleasant or difficult ministries, then the people who stand to benefit and grow in their communion with the Lord through these necessary works would never get the chance that our sacrifice avails them. It’s hard to go into a hospital and visit the sick, or go into a prison and visit the inmates but these ministries are essential if we are to reach new members of the body of Christ who desperately need to hear the word of God.
The word of God brings comfort to some, correction to others, spiritual nourishment to many and enlightenment to all. Each of us needs to pray and ask God how best he wants us to serve Him. If we do this with an open and contrite heart, our Father in Heaven will answer us and we will be fulfilled with His righteousness.
Today I would like to ask you to step up into your calling. Accept the new covenant that the Lord has made with humanity through Christ Jesus. (Hebrews 8:10) Allow your body to become a temple where the love of the living God resides (1 Corinthians 3:16).