“Why am I here?” is not the only question this week's sermon addressed. We were also challenged to ask, “Where can I serve?” Willie pointed out we are not where we are by accident or without purpose. There were three primary contexts for ministry mentioned: the world, the church, the family. Take a piece of paper and make three columns representing each of these ministry contexts. List 2-3 ways in which you do ministry or can do ministry in each of these areas. Thank God for these opportunities and ask Him to expand your influence for building up His kingdom. Consider setting up an appointment with a church staff member to discuss where you can serve in the church.
We are not to be satisfied with sitting on the sidelines in serving Jesus. As a born-again follower of Jesus, we are still here to serve where God calls us and in the way in which He has equipped us with spiritual passions/gifts/abilities to use in His ministry. Has God given you a passion for a need or people group in your sphere of influence? Take some time to consider how this passion can be meshed with your personal style and spiritual gift mix. Consider contacting a mature Christian friend or one of our church leaders to help you flesh out this ministry passion in your life.