YOU KNOW YOU ARE CALLED IF…

I
am going to share with you 10 characteristics of someone who is called by
God.  The first one is You Know
that You are Called if…

1. YOU WON’T QUIT WHEN TIMES
GET DIFFICULT

When
you are called by God you can’t quit or throw in the towel. In the fall of 1983
as a freshman at Liberty University I felt God was calling me to serve Him.
During that semester I surrender my life totally to Him and have been serving
in ministry ever since.  At times I
served as a volunteer and other times as a paid staff member. There have been
many times that I’ve been discouraged and wanted to quit. I didn’t want to quit
on God but there were times that I wanted to quit ministry.  But time after time I could hold on to
the truth that God has called me to this. And there were a couple of times that
was the ONLY thing I could hold on to!

I
had the privilege of serving on staff with Dr. Falwell, The founder and
Chancellor of Liberty University and Pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church. He
would often challenge us  to “cut the words quit and can’t out of your
dictionary and vocabulary!
” That’s great advice. Paul writes while in
prison, “I can do all things through
Christ who strengthens me.”
Philippians 4:13

Great
leaders and pastors don’t quit when times get difficult.  In fact you see a new level of
passion and determination during tough times. I heard someone say recently that
ministry challenges can lead to a breakdown or a breakout. I believe God wants
us to breakout and make a difference for Him. If you are tempted to quit today….
DON’T.  Find someone in ministry
that you trust and share your heart with them.  God’s not finished with you yet!

2 Corinthians 4:7-10, “But we have this
treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and
not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but
not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of
Jesus may also be revealed in our body.

  • Thank you for this. It’s something I’ve been wrestling with and I am looking forward to reading the rest.
    Leigh