How can I know when God is telling me to serve him?
Is God calling me to serve him?
1 Corinthians 12:4-7 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord.There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good
God's call is based on his promise of the Holy Spirit at work in our lives. Each of us is called to serve the Lord with the gifts we've been given.
Before you can discover God's calling for you specifically, you must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus offers salvation to every person, and he wants to have an intimate friendship with each of his followers, but God reveals a calling only to those who accept him as their Savior.
This may put many people off, but Jesus himself said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6,Jesus *said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me)
Throughout your life, God's calling for you will bring great challenges, often distress and frustration. You can't succeed at this task on your own. Only through the constant guidance and help of the Holy Spirit will you be able to carry out your God-appointed mission. A personal relationship with Jesus guarantees that the Holy Spirit will live within you, giving you power and direction.
Unless you are born again, you'll be guessing at what your calling is. You'll rely on your own wisdom, and you'll be wrong.
Pray, especially when you’re unsure of God’s will for your life. “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5). “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him” (Psalm 37:7). If you don’t know what to pray, you can always personalize & pray verses such as, “Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul” (Psalm 143:8) and, “Guide me in Your truth and teach me” (Psalm 25:5).
If God is calling you to take a leap of faith, be encouraged by His presence. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). And remember, “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6).
As a potential leader, you need to constantly check your motives. You can do this by answering some simple questions. Will you sweep the parking lot of your church if no one else will? Will you clean a bathroom if there is no one else around? Will you visit the sick, or help the poor? If you hesitate, then be sure to spend some time praying that Jesus will show you the type of servant leader that He was. Would you wash the dirty, smelly feet of your congregation? That is a leader.
"Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways" (Psalms 139:3).
"The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: foresake not the works of thine own hands" (Psalm 138:8).
"I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go; I will guide thee with mine eye" (Psalms 32:8).
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