Text: Ephesians 4:11-16
11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
Here I am, Lord. Send him?
Why People point out others and hesitate to present oneself in advancing God’s Kingdom
We need to understand that the Call of GOD is:
God does not commit mistakes.
Acts 9:3 – As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.
God works not through our ways but through His own.
Our first response when God entrusts to us responsibilities is rejection. Even when we are aware of His calling, we somehow think twice in following His will.
Jeremiah 1:6 – Alas, Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.” But the LORD said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’
As believers, we should obey His command. As we work for His kingdom, He will surely help us to develop our talents.
Everybody is unqualified to the great duty He has set for us. It is only by His grace we are made worthy.
1 Corinthians 1:27 – But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly.
4. A personal decision
Exodus 4:10 – Moses said to the LORD, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent , neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am.
God never forced us to serve. But He reaches out our hearts to follow. We will never know how mighty God can use us if we won’t pursue on following Him.
Sin has no opportunity over us as long as God is the ultimate Lord of our life.
He is calling.