Fulfilling Your Calling

God sent you here for a purpose. You must be determined to discover and fulfill it. God seeks for vessels to use it for his work but he would not just use any, therefore you must follow his ways not just to be available but useable. This message is designed to discuss some things you need to do to complete the assignment very well.   

  • Respond to God’s love. Maintain your first love. Fulfillment comes out of love not duty. 
  • You need God all the time: stay in his presence
    • Consult with God first, before you consult other believers. Gal1: 16-18. 
    • His presence guarantees direction but sometimes you need to ask. In 1kings 17:1-8, direction assured Elijah of protection, provision and peace in the midst of trouble (ch18:10). It doesn’t matter the caliber of people he sends to help you, the important thing is that he will help you if you wait on him.   
    • Continue your ministry with the childlike trust you had when you started when it seemed you were not capable to do anything and you depended on God absolutely. Without him you can do nothing John 15:4&5. Whatever anyone is doing without God is actually nothing (Mat 7:21-23) because on of the tests of our works is the test of relationship.
  • Avoid sin, be obedient, do his will:  Mat 7:21-23.Touch nothing unclean.   
    • You must be greatly concerned about God’s instructions to do it exactly how he sent you. 1 Samuel 15:2, 8 &9. don’t be a men pleaser v24 &25.
    • Don’t be concerned about honour. 1 Samuel 15:12, Always acknowledge God. Isaiah 42:8
  • Stop waiting for the conducive moment to start; obey promptly. If you are convinced that it is time to start, just start; even if you can’t understand all the details and there seems to be many obstacles, and little resources. Eccles 3: 1. If it’s time to start and you don’t key into the grace of the moment, you may never start.
  • You need Knowledge : Hosea 4:6 , 
  • Without the word, no matter the ministry, you will be stale and will not be able to go far. Don’t wait until you have a ministration before you study Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom: Col 3:16. 
  • You must have broad knowledge in your area of core competence and Christianity generally. 
  • Know about people, relationships with people, management and the world at large.
  • Be ready to continuously exercise faith not just for the vision but for every aspect of your life (Rom1:17) including finances, growth, health, protection etc.  Rom 10:17.
  • Faith will allow you to dream big and really get to where the Lord had purposed. Without it, you’ll be stagnant. Dare to ask others to join. Let people know that you need them. 
  • Get the anointing on you to perform any divine assignment. Don’t try to accomplish Godly task with human efforts. Gal 3:3 says it is foolish.  
  • This experience should be as often as we perform any divine task. Smith Wigglesworth would pray in the spirit for two hours before any meeting. If you have been achieving certain results b4, it would be multiplied in several folds if you do this. The effect will be long lasting, it penetrates.
  • 1 Kings 18: v36 &37: Though Elijah was known to be a powerful prophet, and he was commanded by the Lord to appear to Ahab and do those things he had to do, he still had to pray to God vehemently for the manifestation of his power. 
  • You must be desperately hungry for the power of God and the anointing to be able to have it.  
  • Let the attitude of Christ be in you: Bad character will repel people and prevent people from being blessed by your gift. 1 Cor. 12:5-7. (Living bible)
    • You may blame the other person for your behaviour but s/he may never come your way again for your ministry to be fulfilled in his life.
    • If good character is not in place, you’ll not be able to go far, you may think you have ascended very high, but you may crash.
    • You should be, selfless (Phil 2:3-4), humble Phil 2:5-9) honest, peaceful (Gen 13:8), joyful etc. Note that Spiritual pride is as dangerous as ordinary one.
  • You should have good human relations. (Eccl 4:10).
  • You need good relationships to succeed. You can never do it alone, you will always need men above, same level and below; therefore never treat anyone anyhow. Don’t discard people easily.
  • Learn to purposely form good relationships. Don’t be passive. 
  • Follow those who are superior, you will arrive faster at your destination. The results, not age or time of starting determine superiority. Desire to learn what makes them have the results you want in your ministry. 2 Kings chapter 2 v7 & 9: Elisha had kept close to this prophet to the end, therefore he was the only recipient of the grace and the anointing that was upon him.  2 Kings 2:15 shows that these prophets bowed to Elisha after.
  • Don’t criticize ministers especially those above; nobody is perfect. Ex15:20 Num 12:1-15 proved that though she was an older sister to Moses, they were not mates in the sight of God.   
  • Form and retain only right relationships (Prov. 27:17). Otherwise you will be drained. Right relationships result in progress.
  • Pursue your purpose with all that you have: money, energy and all other resources. 
  • Integrate your dream into your personal life.
  • All your decisions and actions everyday should be with your purpose in view. Little drops make the ocean. 
  • Approach it in a business–like manner Hab 2:2. Know your goals. Let your objectives be clearly defined. Determine the means of achieving them, that God had appointed for your use. E.g a “writing” teacher rather than “speaking” teacher of the word. 
  • Approach it with zeal, Hab 2:2. When you know your mission and give it all it takes, you are said to be committed and dedicated. John 12: 24. 
  • Be diligent (Heb 6:11 &12,. Ministry is hardwork: Prov27:23-27. It starts from praying. Give illustration: Acts 6:1-4.  
  • Be focused: Don’t be distracted by other seemingly important things. 1Tim 4:15. 
  • Adequate preparation each time there is a performance. 2 Tim 2:15. Each opportunity is a test.
  • You must be consistent. You must have dogged determination like someone writing a professional exam. There’ll be prices to pay to succeed; you will need to stretch and strain yourself sometimes.  Phil 3:14.
    • Press towards it no matter how inconvenient Phil 3:14, every vision/purpose needs pressing because there will always be obstacles. 
    • It might not be comfortable but press on and you will see God in action. Ask someone who has searched for a job recently. 
    • If fulfilling that purpose is very convenient for you, and you don’t need to stretch your faith or expend energy; you might not be fulfilling it or doing your best.  
  • You must be modest (simple) and malleable in God’s hands. 
  • Keep your life simple. The more clumsy and cluttered the more the weight and the less you can run. 
  • Be flexible in the hands of God, you may not know the length and breath of the purpose, so you will need to be malleable to follow him step by step and allow God to touch all the areas involved.
  • You should marry only in God’s will and make a good marriage/home or else the purpose will be frustrated. 1 Tim 3:4-5. Remember Kathryn Khulman. 
  • 1 Kings 21:25. Whoever you marry will determine your destiny. s/he can make you closer to God or farther away from him.  
  • Do your best to keep the relationship as a Christian marriage/home Col 3:18. 1 Peter 3:7
  • You need to maintain your heath. Meditate on scriptures that deal with health and obey simple health rules. 
    • Nourish your body with balanced diet, it’s your passport for being on earth
    • Exercise for at least 20-30 min at least 3x a week
    • Have adequate rest, daily, weekly and annually  
    • Meditate on scriptures concerning divine health. 

Song: God is taking me some where, I will get there………

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