Not long ago I attended a women’s meeting. My friend and founder of the Rahab Foundation was the speaker.
Previously she was a consultant developing environmental impact studies for mining projects. When she accepted the Lord, He called her to love the prostitutes. She was incredulous as a new believer. She did not understand what was going on, much less why God would choose her.
During her prayer times with the Lord, she kept seeing the word Prostitution flashing before her eyes. She began to feel a love for them, and it was not long after she quit her consulting work and embraced her calling in faith.
It was a slow and difficult start. Today it is a thriving ministry.
What steps do we take when a new challenge or opportunity comes our way?
Romans 12:3 says we have all been given a measure of faith.
What is faith and what does it mean to you? Below are a few definitions:
- Faith is complete trust or confidence.
- Faith moves the heart of God.
- Faith is an assurance in the heart, it gives peace.
- Faith causes God to move on your behalf.
- Faith is confidence in the trustworthiness of God. It is the conviction what God says is true and what He says will come to pass.
- Faith is a knowing God has equipped you, not that He might. He has, past tense.
- Faith is the opposite of fear.
My friend would spend quiet times with the Lord, and it is there where she received her training and instructions in the ministry.
She did not believe in herself but in God´s ability to work through her. That is key. She surrendered all to Him, and He came through.
Our Lord never fails.
She began with something small with joy and gladness and the Lord grew it. In being faithful with the little the Lord gives us, we begin to receive larger things.
Often times when we work for the Lord we desire the big things immediately, but it doesn´t work that way. We need to start small and work our way up and do our best. The Lord is responsible for our increase.
1 Corinthians 3:6 – I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.
When we do our part, the increase will automatically come.
What does our part mean?
Recognize an opportunity when you see it and take it by faith. By doing so, you will discover your strengths and weaknesses, and you will improve by doing.
If you are not doing, you are not growing.
Don´t worry about the mistakes, they are our learning curb, embrace them and grow.
The bottom line is, God has called you to something great, but to be great we need to start out small.