Last night, I was asked if I had changed my mind about being a minister. The person that asked me the question, based the question on not seeing me in the pulpit, at my church, since I gave my first sermon. Although, I have preached at another church since that time.
The enemy is busy....lol.
I explained to the person that although I have not been in the pulpit, I have been ministering everyday. Ministry is not just being in the pulpit on Sunday, but serving God everyday. I mentioned the ministry, One Word for Life Ministry, LLC, the 5 books that were written this year, and my daily posting on website. I am working for the Lord.
I told the person, for Christ I live and for Christ I die. I am going to keep running this race until He tell me stop.
I see where the enemy could have came in and discouraged me with that question. But, glory to God, I can praise HIm and keep ministering.
Why did I share this morning? Because I want to remind you, when God calls you, He uses you. It does not matter what "man" thinks about your ministry and what it looks like. You do what God told you to do. When He called you, He qualified you.
God is showing me the various gifts that have been deposited within me. He is preparing me for what is to come. I will be preaching, in the pulpit, in due season, but until then He is preparing the way.
Do not let the world stop you from your calling/purpose. The world will not dictate your ministry, God is in charge.
Minister Tonie Mapson
Prayer gives you power to walk on purpose