Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, reminds us that “Only God can call a true minister, and only He can grant the minister the gifts necessary for service. Dr. Mohler begins his piece:
Has God called you to ministry? Though all Christians are called to serve the cause of Christ, God calls certain persons to serve the Church as pastors and other ministers. Writing to young Timothy, the Apostle Paul confirmed that if a man aspires to be a pastor, “it is a fine work he aspires to do.” [I Timothy 3:1, NASB] Likewise, it is a high honor to be called of God into the ministry of the Church. How do you know if God is calling you?