Fulfill Your Ministry – Sunday Devotional


 

But you remain in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing from you have learned them.  From infancy, you have known the holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith, which is in Christ Jesus.  Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.  I command you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at his appearing and his Kingdom: preach the word; be urgent in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with all patience and teaching.  For the time will come when they will not listen to the sound doctrine, but, having itching ears, will heap up for themselves teachers after their own lusts; and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside to fables.  But you be sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, and fulfill your ministry.
~ 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 WEB (World English Bible)

Every person has a calling, whether or not you follow through on it.

Every person is created to know the Creator – to become more and more like Him, whether you fulfill that purpose or not.

No matter how much we mess up, how many mistakes we make, the original purpose God placed within us is still there – and it’s never too late to come back to it.

That’s the beauty of mercy and grace.

Our mistakes are our testimony.  They temper us, but only when we surrender them to God.  When we let Him take them and redeem them, so that they can become our ministry.

To minister is to be of service.  It is to be a servant, and any Christian who thinks that they are in this for their own gain is sadly mistaken.

As much as we are children of God (Romans 8:14-16), we are also soldiers (2 Timothy 2:3-4) and servants (Ephesians 6:6) of God.

Children are provided with all their needs, but soldiers and servants willingly set aside those needs for the benefit of others (2 Corinthians 8:9-15).

As much as God has already given us, and with everything that He longs to give us, the least we can do is fulfill our ministry – our service – in this world.

How are you going to fulfill your ministry?

 

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