Am I Called?

Yes You Are! You are called to be Christ’s Disciples.

That is not an option, like choosing a car with airbag, auto-transmission or mag wheels. This is Christ’s call to be His Disciples.

“8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.”
John 15:8, KJV.
“8 My true disciples produce much fruit. This brings great glory to my Father.”
John 15:8, NLT.

Being a true disciple of Christ will cause us to go for a more specific call. Michael W. Smith croons about “finding his place in this world.” Actually this is a heartfelt desire for many a young person or any adult trying to find his meaning, his calling, his purpose in life. Why has God placed us here? From the same verse above, we are to bring glory to God.

Here are some pertinent questions to guide you along your search:

  1. What do I want to accomplish with my life?
  2. What are my spiritual gifts, natural talents, or learned abilities?
  3. What are my limitations, weaknesses, needs and issues?
  4. What is my capacity in terms of work, time, emotional and physical health?
  5. What phase of ministering to others am I most interested in? Why?Evangelising,

    Establishing (Initial follow-up, spiritual parenting)Equipping (mentoring, coaching of leaders)
  6. What results has God given in my past ministry to people?How about in my current ministry?
  7. What ministry skills and training do I have? In what areas?
  8. What ministry needs exist in my context or sphere of influence which I can meet?
  9. What are my personal development needs?
  10. What indications do I have from God regarding His specific leading and call?
    • Promises/verses from God’s Word.
    • Peace of heart
    • Type of ministry
    • Where to minister
    • To whom to minister
    • With whom to minister
  11. What burden or passion do I have for serving God?
    In what area?
    To whom?
  12. What affirmations do I have from others regarding their assessment of my areas of strengths or specialty?
  13. What can hinder me from responding positively to God’s personal call on my life?
  14. With all that’s been happening in my life, how is God defining ministry for me?

[Adapted and Expanded by Nathaniel Heng from Supra K., Navigators Newsletter]