Hey guys! It’s Alyssa & I am so glad you are checking this out! I hope your week has been good- I just got back from a youth conference called Momentum, and I learned so much! I have to admit, it’s good to be home & back in my own bed. 🙂
Today I am going to be talking about something that God did in my heart just about a year ago. A year ago something in my life happened that I would of never guessed would have. A year ago I surrendered my life.
Last summer, I was away from home for a month total. I was on Operation Barnabas & then at Momentum, dedicating a whole month straight strictly to Jesus. God really taught me a lot throughout this time, and my faith was really solidified. But it wasn’t until the last night of Momentum until God completely wrecked my heart for full time vocational ministry. Jeff Bogue was talking about full time ministry and what that looks like, and invited us to pray if God has that on our hearts & if so to come up on stage. I remember praying that if God has this in plan for me that He would send me a sign. Suddenly I rose to my feet and made my way up on stage. Never ever would I imagine that I would be in ministry for a living, but I am so thankful that I listened to God’s calling.
Following this session, I began to think and wonder as to what this full time ministry could look like. I began to think of my God given talents or spiritual gifts that could be used to further the Kingdom. 1 Corinthians 12:4 says:
“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone is the same God at work.”
Everyone has their own unique spiritual gifts. Maybe you’re musically talented, good with kids, or just easy to talk to. Maybe you have absolutely no idea at all what your gifts are, or you’re currently seeking God to show you your spiritual gifts. For me, my spiritual gifts were truly revealed to me last summer. It became so evident that I have such a passion for making connections with others and sharing my faith.