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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pressure

For the past few weeks I have been meeting with a guy who has recently finished some training for ministry.  He is a gifted leader, proven in other areas than in the ministry.  He has a lot to offer… But…
Does the church force people into roles they should not fill?  Thoughts at DTTB.
One of the side effects of the training he completed is an expectation that he should fill a certain ministry function.  So, he has been pursuing that, hard.  The problem may be that his gifts and abilities may not really fit that role.  As a matter of fact if he were to enter that role, it is probably not the most effective use of his gifts for the Kingdom.

We tend to assume that there is only one way for us to really serve.  That is not the case.  Our most effective service will be that for which God designed us.  Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12, and Ephesians 4 tell us that our gifts and abilities are given to build up the body and that all of us are necessary.

To impact the kingdom most effectively we need to pay attention to how the Lord has put us together and do not let the church force us into its mold.

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