Fulfill Your Calling: 6 Ways to Grow in Your Life and Ministry

When God first let you know He wanted you to be a messenger for His kingdom, you didn’t have everything required to be successful.

You likely didn’t have much of anything. I know I didn’t. Humbled by the call, you started a long process of gathering the tools you would need to fulfill it. You began to cultivate insights, biblical knowledge, like-minded friends, wise counselors, communication and leadership skills, maturity, accountability, a team . . . the list goes on.

If you are still growing in your life and ministry, you have undoubtedly discovered that this gathering process never ends. Whether you have been at this for 2 years or 20 years, you have to do your part every single day to fulfill the calling God has placed on you.

Here are six primary ways God grows you:

  1. God grows you as you study Scripture
  2. God grows you as you seek Him in prayer.
  3. God grows you through the internal witness of the Holy Spirit.
  4. God grows you through the books you read.
  5. God grows you through the people you meet.
  6. God grows you through the circumstances you face.

Commit to resisting the slack that will try to creep into your life. Let your prayer be for God to continually make you into the person you need to be to fulfill your calling today, next week, next month, next year and 10 years from now.

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Nelson Searcy is an experienced church growth strategist, pastor, church planter and coach, consulting with churches around the world. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has personally trained more than 3,500 church leaders in over 45 denominations through live events, seminars and monthly coaching. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in Boca Raton, FL. Nelson and his church routinely appear on lists such as “The 50 Most Influential Churches” and “The 25 Most Innovative Leaders.” He is the author of over 100 church growth resources and 18+ books, including The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life, Ministry and The Difference Maker: Using Your Everyday Life for Eternal Impact, and At the Cross with the People Who Were There. He and his wife, Kelley, have one son, Alexander.

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