The way I see it everyone who calls himself a Christian is in ministry. You don’t get to turn it on and off when you want. It is full time. The Bible tells us to be ministers of grace, healing and love wherever we work – be it an office, a factory, a restaurant, a school, a retail shop or a church. And don’t forget your own home. If you are not ministering to family, that’s where you should start.
I know few places that need God’s hope and peace more than in the working world. Every day we rub shoulders with co workers who are facing tragic sorrows, family crisis and personal problems. How will they be helped if they don’t step in a church? How will they get to know the real, living, gracious and loving God?
You have a strategic position
That’s where you come in. Think about it. How strategic is your position as a Christian example in the job you are in right now? Can you think of someone you work with who needs a little extra love? A person who just needs to know that someone really cares about him in this world?
My friend, that person is you.
So next time you wish you could be in full-time ministry, remember that you already are! The real question is whether you are an effective minister, accurately reflecting the heart of Jesus, or whether you’re a poor minister, bringing shame and embarrassment to the example of who God is.
Use the position that God has given you in life to reach and love someone right where you are. Getting into full-time ministry is easier than you think.