Let God Lead Your Ministry by Elaine Stephens
Women in ministry, where would the church be without the ministry of women? Some may feel a call to ministry, but have no idea what God may want them to do. Do what needs to be done in the church, and God will lead you into more areas of ministry. God will use those who are faithful and committed. In Matthew 25 verses 21 and 23, the servants’ lord said unto the servants that used their talents, “thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things”. As you grow and show you are faithful in the little things you find to do, God will open doors and cause your ministry to grow into bigger things.
God may want to change your ministry from time to time. Allow Him to move you from place to place in His service. I’ve moved from Sunday School to Music Director, Promotions Director, Bible Quiz Coach, District Quiz Coordinator, Church Secretary, Ladies Ministry, Women’s Group Bible Study Leader, sometimes ministering in several areas at one time. Often, we think some of these things are “just jobs”, but you are affecting others in being involved; and God can use what you are doing to “minister” to others as long as your motives are to minister and not just to be in leadership.
You may be called to one specific ministry, but don’t close the door to other areas. Be open to where God may want to lead you. God could put others into “your” ministry to allow you to be able to move into a new place of ministry. Don’t resist, but learn to walk with God and go where He is leading you each day.
I want to check my steps everyday, to be sure I’m allowing God to lead me, and that I’m in His will and letting Him guide my direction and my ministry. I want to hear His voice and be sensitive to His prodding. Let’s not get caught up in “performing” our ministry or in the “importance” of our ministry, however big or small. Let’s just let God lead us to do what He wants us to do each day so that we can work together to build His kingdom and edify one another.
Copyright 2013 Elaine Stephens