Growing up, I was involved with The Way Ministry, but it wasn’t until I decided to participate in our ministry’s outreach program that I truly began to recognize and understand God’s call for my life. While serving as a Way Disciple, I saw the faithfulness of God and His Word. I saw that the more Word of God I had in my heart, the more I had to give to others. I remember recognizing God working within me to have a word fitly spoken to bring deliverance to others. I saw prayers answered, lives transformed, and people healed in the name of Jesus Christ. And I remember knowing that I was in the center of God’s will, doing exactly what He had called me to do.
After I completed Way Disciple, I began serving as a household fellowship coordinator. During this time period I began to realize that I wanted more opportunities to serve. My secular job wasn’t nearly as satisfying and rewarding as serving God was. God had blessed me with so much, and I wanted to do more for God. I recognized that I needed God, and He needed me.
He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
We find our true calling in service. As it says in the booklet The Life-style of A Believer, “One of the greatest activating principles of human life is the motivation to serve…. Living a life of service and commitment…produces the greatest attainable freedom.” A life of service is a truly satisfying life. I’ve seen firsthand that serving God doesn’t mean “giving things up” or doing without things. Rather I have learned that it means receiving God’s abundance in mental, physical, and spiritual categories so that I have more to give others. Serving in The Way Ministry, I’ve enjoyed opportunities and experiences that I never would have had otherwise, and my personal and family life has been abundantly blessed.
By God’s grace, once we have been born again, we can serve Him. There is an unequaled satisfaction in serving God. And we can serve confidently, knowing that we can never outgive God.
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
As we give, God bountifully blesses us with His abundance in our lives. God does not forget our work, and He is faithful to reward us for our labor.
For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
We find our true calling in service, and as we fulfill that calling, our lives are enriched and satisfying.