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Answering The Call
Some of us have seen it all before; so that now we walk with our eyes wide shut. We have heard it all before; so now we simply go through the motions. We appear to be listening, but have not heard a word that’s been said.
The Lord is not stale, as some would count “old news.” God has a message for those who stop paying attention because they’ve been there and done that.
Business as usual is over. If you think the same half-hearted praise of the past is going to get you through the next decade, think again. The slothful will be replaced.
When God calls you to become a woman of purpose, you have the opportunity to join an elect host of His anointed. If you’ve been stuck in “hope in gear” with no motion in sight, it’s time to shift. The souls of His earth are too precious for common behavior. It’s time to get motivated. It’s time to get serious. It’s time to go! And “WHO” knows if you are come to the kingdom for such a time as this? God knows. And if you don’t get started, you will get left behind.
There are myths about the Great Commission. Some people think that accepting the call will be too burdensome. The Great Commission does not mean pastoral ministry, apostleship, or some other title expressly. People who are avoiding the Great Commission are choosing not to do ministry at all.
If your goal is to become a woman of purpose, the Great Commission is not something you can shy away from. The basic calling of God for every woman of purpose is to share the message of salvation through Jesus Christ with all whom you have such an opporunity.
Titled jobs in the church and community are specific parts of the general call to ministry. It is good to have a specialty in which to hone your skills. You should not however become fixated on a title or position. God can use the gifts He has given you in ways you may not yet know. The Word does not say that in order to be a woman in ministry, you must have a specific position or title in the church. Every person who has received salvation is a minister of that salvation receieved, if he or she engages in sharing it with others. This is ministry.
The call to be a woman of purpose is an invitation to become and elect lady (II John 1:1; 1:5) as defined in the word: a woman of character; apt to serve; ready and qualified to lead also; surely faithful; abundantly fruitful; likely as described in Proverbs 31:10-31.
Understand that God’s election is not like the world’s choosing of representatives. This is not a beauty contest. God does not look at the outward appearance. God is not concerned with who you know or how much or little money you have. His ways are not the ways of man. His thoughts are not our thoughts. God looks at the heart. He sees what others often miss. God may choose a woman you would not choose. He may have chosen you though someone else would not have. It is all irrelevant. When God chooses you to become a woman of purpose, He has the last word.