What is the ministry God has given you?
From NewSpring at Home: A Study on Colossians
“And say to Archippus, ‘See that you fulfill the ministry that you have received in the Lord.’" - Colossians 4:17
What does it mean to fulfill the ministry we have received in the Lord?
God has given each of us the general responsibility and privilege of sharing Jesus with others in love. How we do that might look different from person to person and day-to-day. We each receive specific assignments, invitations to join God at work in our everyday lives. It may be having a neighbor over for dinner, praying with someone, or meeting in a small group.
When we feel God prompting us to do something, how do we respond? Do we move forward quickly and purposefully, or do we allow ourselves to become distracted by other things around us? Do we continue until we complete what we’ve been tasked with, or do we get discouraged and give up?
Steven Covey once said, “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule but to schedule your priorities.” Let’s prioritize fulfilling the ministry God has given us.
- What is an assignment God has given you? How can you prioritize it today?
Lord, please remind me of the spiritual assignments You have entrusted to me. Reveal any distractions that keep me from following through. Give me a renewed sense of purpose as I continue in the ministry I’ve received from You.