How do you know if you are called into the ministry?

How do you know if you are called into the ministry? First, you will have evidence in your heart that you have a burning desire to share Christ. Also, godly counsel will guide you.
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Caller:  I'm blind.  I've been blind since birth.  I was wanting to know how do you know from the Bible if you're called into the Ministry and if I'm called, what steps should I take?

Pastor Doug:  Well first of all, you will have evidence in your heart that you feel this burning desire to tell others about Christ.  Paul said, 'Woe unto me if I preach not Christ.'  He felt this compulsion to let others know.

The Bible tells us Jeremy, ' a multitude of counselors there is safety.'  That will be confirmed through Godly counsel.  When I went into the Ministry, I had no official training and I felt this desire to tell everybody.  And I wondered if it was just me and then people began to confirm that.

Unsolicited counsel said, ' You know Doug, you should go into the Ministry.'  And I thought, 'Wow I'm thinking of that.  It's strange they would mention it.'  And then the Lord will open doors providentially.  As soon as Paul was converted, he then looked for opportunity to preach and God gave him opportunity.

And these are just a few of the main criteria.  You'll feel the impression of the Spirit in your heart.  Christian counsel and others will support that typically.  And then opportunity will present itself.

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