“There is no other way to retain continuity with the apostles than to keep on doing what they did.” –Carl E. Braatens
When I hear someone say, “I just don’t know what God has called me to do,” I assume they’re looking for the specific task God has given them. And I’m always excited to join in the search but I like to toss out this consideration…
Your mission, first and foremost, is to make disciples. If you’re not fully engaged in making disciples, don’t waste time worrying about what God has specifically called you to do. Make disciples first, then search for your unique role. Because before you were called to work with children, you were sent to make disciples. Before you were called to sing, you were sent to make disciples. Before you were called to write, you were called to make disciples.
If you know nothing else about your role in the Kingdom, know this: You were saved to save others. You’re surrounded by family, friends, neighbors and co-workers and you’ve been sent to make disciples of them.
So, as you’re patiently waiting for God to “call” you into a specific ministry, consider that maybe God’s patiently waiting for you to be faithful with the first mission He gave you.
CCCJ, let’s be faithful to make disciples and trust that God will reveal the nuances of His plan when the time’s right! And remember that this is always true: If you’ve been waiting for the right time to start a conversation with someone, then stop waiting and start talking because today is the perfect time!
I can’t wait for this Sunday morning…I hope you feel the same!