In church/ministry circles we talk a lot about calling. God has called his people out of darkness, God has called his church to be the light shining in the darkness. God has called me to tell you this. God has called us to any number of things.
God has called me to ministry. God has put a passion, a desire and insatiable lust for ministry on my heart. Yes, that’s right I used the word lust to describe the way I feel about ministry. I can’t escape, I can’t runaway from it. I lie awake at night thinking about it.
God has called me to actively be a part of making his kingdom be realized here on earth.
God has gifted me to make this possible.
I’m not tooting my own horn when I recognize this gifting that God has given me. I am expertly gifted to thrive in ministry. Nothing excites me more than using my gifts to further the kingdom of God. Except maybe the thrill of bombing down a hill on my mountain bike or reaching the top of a rock face I just climbed or crashing through whitewater or imparting the skills to my sons so they can do those things.
Obviously, this discussion is huge with tons of ramifications and smaller points along the way… but suffice it to say God has called me into ministry and nothing else I do for a job will satisfy me. Morpheus said it best, “Driving you mad, like a splinter in your mind.”
I have decided to revel in this calling and thrust myself headlong into the grace of God and live the dream.
I am living the dream.