Stop waiting for your “call” into ministry
It’s exciting to see when others share the same philosophy. Christy and I have stepped out of the desert and moved to the DFW Metroplex. I don’t have a job, but I have a mission. I hope you’ll live your mission too!
I have resigned as a pastor and I am looking forward to what God has in store for me next. Here is one of the issues that I have begun working through mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. I have always allowed the church where I serve to give me my sense of “call”. When I say “call” I mean a sense of purpose, belonging, rootedness, misssional intensity, etc…
Alas, I am thinking that the word “call” is loaded with all kinds of unbiblical baggage. For example:
- We mistakenly believe that some people are called to ministry, others are not.
- Unfortunately, those who don’t feel called fail to center their life, their family, around the imperative of “seeking first the kingdom of God.”
- We tend to regard those who are called as the Navy Seals of the Christian world. One look at the disciples in the New Testament should dispel this myth.
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