Fulfill Your Ministry
The time is Now. Our world is full of individuals who will not listen to sound teaching. No matter how solid the evidence is, the free-thinkers of today will not recognize truth for what it is. People will go as far as to believe falsified ideas over blatant Truth. If they don’t agree with the Bible or what is says, it’s “alright” to look around for someone who will “preach” in a way that suits their sin.
2 Timothy 4:2-5 (ESV) unwaveringly tells us, “[P]reach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”
Unfortunately, with all the corruption in the world, truth becomes more and more difficult to discern. We are charged, as Christians, to preach the Gospel. It doesn’t matter when or where we are, we are called to always be ready to “reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.” This is one thing we need to get better at as Christians. It is easy going into a situation in which we feel called to speak; it’s when the moment catches us off-guard that we never seem to feel prepared.
This is where the challenge begins. We are called to be ready “in season and out of season.” Even when you are not expecting to be confronted, you are called to be prepared. No matter what circumstance or environment you are in, there is always a chance you will come upon an opportunity to share about Christ. It is the ministry of every Christian to share the message of the Gospel; it is not only for declared evangelists, preachers, and ministers. Every Christian is called to “do the work of an evangelist,” so always be ready!
In a world full of chaos, Christians are told to be sober minded. A sober minded Christian should recognize biblical truth, obey it, and proclaim it. Paul Washer tells us, “Woe to us if we do not preach the gospel, and even greater woe if we preach it in error.”
There are so many Christians who say they fail to see God’s direction for their lives or hear His calling. In 2 Timothy we are given an amazing charge. Regardless of finding your personal calling, one thing is for sure; if you are a Christian, you are called to preach the Gospel. In a world full of deceit, be a voice of truth. Go ahead, Fulfill your Ministry.