I was talking with a friend this morning about the move to Guatemala and the thought came to me that I am not called specifically to Guatemala or to stay here, I am called to the ministry of sharing and spreading the message of God’s love…locally AND globally.
The message of the gospel is God sent His Son, Jesus. Jesus lived a sinless life, died on the cross for our sins, resurrected on the 3rd day, ascended into Heaven and WILL RETURN AGAIN. That may be hard for us to fully comprehend, but for those of us who choose to believe, we are to shout it to the ends of the earth!
Along with the message of the gospel, we are called to share our personal Redemption story for those who have or walking similar paths. We are called to share according to our S.H.AP.E. (Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, Experience). My S.H.A.P.E is very much different from yours. So, although we are to share the same message of the gospel, our way of sharing may be completely different.
I can’t praise God enough for the S.H.A.P.E He has given me. It is quite different than I could have ever imagined or even what I perceived it to be, but as my confident grows and I learn to lean more on God’s perception, I can definitely see it come to life.
Have you discovered your S.H.A.P.E? If not, make an effort to do so. And if you have, what are you doing with it? Are you trying to mold it into something else that would “suit” you better? I challenge you to embrace it and see where and how the Lord plans on using it!