In church culture, we often here the buzz phrase, “I have been called to the ministry.” But, in reality, isn't that a silly statement? Aren't we all called to the ministry?
Matthew 28:19-20 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father and of the son and of the holy spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of age.”
I want you to notice who Jesus was talking to in this passage; his disciples. These disciples were not pastors, worship leaders or missionaries. They were ordinary people with ordinary jobs who devoted their lives to loving God and loving others. They were people just like you and because of their passion and dedication, countless miracles and salvations were made.
This passage is just one example of how God views the ministry. All throughout scripture, God commands his people to be his hands and feet to the nations. He doesn’t first ask preachers or evangelists, he simply asks his people. He commands us all and if commands us all, he believes in all of us to do it.
I am sure that there are a plethora of people reading this right now: doctors, mothers, construction workers, teachers, pastors, etc… Some are classified as “full time ministry” and some are not. It may be hard to wrap your mind around the fact that you can make a difference for Christ in your vocation, but God knows exactly what your demographics of people are in your everyday life. He has put you there for a reason and he sees you fit to reach these people.
You don’t need a pulpit to share Christ’s love, you just need to be a willing vessel like the disciples and God will give you an opportunity to minister wherever you are.
You are called and equipped for the ministry.