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And I thank Christ
Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me
into the ministry
(1 Timothy 1:12).
 
The Father has given each one of us divine ability to
fulfill the tasks He has called us to do. He enables us to do His will. One
translation reads, I thank Christ Jesus
our Lord, who has made me equal to the task.
Ephesians 4:7 reads, But to each one of us grace was given
according to the measure of Christ’s gift
. This grace is a divine ability to walk in the calling the Father has for
the individual believer.
  
Each of us has a purpose in the family of God. The will of the
Father has been placed deep within us. He places in us a desire for something.
Following that desire will move you into the purpose of God for your life.
 
For me, after I received the Baptism with the Holy Spirit, I
began to have an innate desire to help people see who they are in Christ. I
would find myself constantly encouraging and teaching as I had conversations
with friends. That desire to build up the believer led me into the call that is
on my life today. I simply yielded to that inward tug of the Father.
 Some have a desire to
help children. Others have a yearning to ministry to the imprisoned. Still
others find a sense of fulfillment in ministering to the elderly in nursing
homes, in helping singles parents and widows with house repairs and natural
things they can’t do alone. Many will find great fulfillment in helping the
pastor in the local church with ushering, greeting, with sound and visuals,  in children’s ministry, and in all the
necessary things that make ministry happen each week.
 
When people ask me what I think God has called them to do I
ask them a question. What do you want to do deep down inside. The
Father places His desires in us (Psalm 37:4). Then, He gives us the ability to
perform those desires. Jesus said, The
Father who dwells in me does the work
(John 14:10).
 
To walk in God’s best for you, listen deep within to the want to the Father has placed within
you. Then follow that want to and
you’ll eventually end up fulfilling the high
call of God in Christ
for your life (Philippians 3:14)!

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