What Success or Failure are You Called To?

Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.”
Acts 10:34-35 (NIV)

God uses us. Whether we perceive His using us as a success or a failure it will be all the same to Him as long as we allow Him to use us. Recognize that Moses, a deliverer of Israel, failed 9 times before Pharaoh finally released the captives. Had Moses been determining his use to God based on success or failure Moses would have long given up and presumed himself either unused of God, or not anointed to achieve God’s purpose.

Jesus is the answer for whatever the question might be, for whomsoever, and if you are a minister in any capacity Your calling is from God, to the whomsoever’s of the world. Whether you have what may be termed success or failure in any one area or another, do all with diligence to whomsoever is in your path right now. You may think your calling is to white mountain dwelling hillbillies or urban ghetto homeboys, or middle class suburbanites, or single unwed mothers, because that is whom you are most comfortable with but your calling is to all the whomsoever’s seeking salvation and its many everlasting gifts.

Today the very idea of success is a dangerous concept. It too often colors our perceptions and the ways in which we serve our Lord and Master. We may have success continually in a certain area of ministry and thus from that presume that our anointing is in that area. From that presumption we may begin to place more focus on the area in which we have perceived ourselves to be successful and best suited.

The anointing is not parochial to the various diversities present in mankind, but rather it is universal to all. God in His Word only distinguishes between three groups , the Jews, the Gentiles and the Church, and when it comes to the preaching of the Gospel he only distinguishes between the Jews and the Gentiles, whereas the Church is made up of all of the called out ones from either of those two groups.

God makes no other distinction in whom he sends servants to in the preaching and ministering of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and neither should we.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is pure, let it not be colored by our own personal prejudices and preferences. peace.

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