The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E.A Adeboye has sent out a word of advice to those who are into the ministry God has not called them into.
According to the cleric, having a burden about something does not automatically transform to a calling.
Using Paul as a case study, he explained that God’s primary assignment for Paul was to preach to the Gentiles, but he was burdened about the Jews who were walking outside the will of God. However, the Jews kept on persecuting him and he had to return to God’s initial assignment
However, the cleric also said the only way to identify one’s calling is through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and the best way to fulfill destiny is to stay in it so that the world would also be a better place.
ARE YOU TRUE TO YOUR CALLING?
There are many people in ministry today who are going off track because they are operating in areas wherein they were not called.
Some out of personal ambition are operating in callings that are not theirs while others are innocently operating in the wrong callings out of concern.
Having a burden about something or seeing a need does not automatically translate to a calling
“And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.” 2 Timothy 2:5
According to the above Bible verse, anyone who does things outside the will of the Master will be disqualified.
Everyone who God has called is scored by Him.
If what you are doing is outside God’s calling for your life, no matter how good you are in that calling or ministry, it is regarded as irrelevant.
Paul was greatly burdened by how the Jews were walking outside the will of God.
He kept preaching to them, yet they were persecuting him.
The greatest persecution he got were from the Jews because God was trying to point him in the direction of his calling- the Gentiles first, then to kings and then to the children of Israel (Acts 9:15).
Had he not been so persecuted by the Jews, he would not have been able to take the gospel to as many gentiles as he did.
Thank God that in Acts 18:5-6, he finally decided to leave the Jews and go to the gentiles to whom he was primarily sent.
God calls people for a reason and if everyone were to leave their calling to attend to someone else’s,
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