Daily Reflections

Ready to Serve

May 17, 2024 Shannon Popkin

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do. —Ephesians 2:10

The New Testament is peppered with examples of experienced church leaders making way for new leaders to get started. For instance, Barnabas validated Paul’s conversion story when the Jews weren’t sure they could trust him (Acts 9:26–30). Paul chose Timothy as a partner, based on the recommendations of others (Acts 16:2).

But what if you don’t have a “Barnabas” offering to validate and recommend you? How can you serve in an area where you long to make a difference for the Lord?

If God is stirring you toward a particular ministry, take heart. If He’s truly gifted you to serve in this way, the church will not be blind to it. You may have to let someone know what you’d like to do (which often requires humility). But you also might need to wait. Put your hope in God and make yourself available. Sweetly serve where you are and pray that God will open doors. In the meantime, learn the lessons God has for you in waiting.


 “God Will Open the Doors for You to Serve” (ReviveOurHearts.com/blog)

Scripture taken from The CSB

Make it Personal

How do you long for God to use you? How can you make yourself available and open to input in your current setting?