What Should You Do?

What should you do if you are curious about the ministry or if someone suggests you think about it? 

You should take those thoughts and suggestions seriously. God uses the desires of our heart to guide us when we are yielded to Him. He also uses other people who recognize gifts in us we don’t realize we have.

Pray and make yourself available to God. Tell Him you want to do whatever will please Him and fulfill His will. If you are struggling with being willing to serve Him, be honest with your Heavenly Father about it. Tell Him about your struggle and ask Him to help you with it.

Another step you can take is to talk with your parents. Share with them the thoughts you’re having. Parents provide wise input and can help you know how to process what you’re experiencing.

A conversation with your pastor would also be good. He’ll be glad to know you’re thinking about ministry and will give you helpful advice as well.

Take these initial steps as you consider the pathway to pastoral ministry. Be assured God will not leave you wondering what to do. If He wants you on this path, you will know. He will make the steps plain before you. Just follow Him.