When you realize that your life is a ministry that begins with your union with God, you start to be deliberate about how you live. Our real ministry in life starts with a journey in union with God, then later continues with other people benefiting from it.
This is made possible because of the Holy Spirit. Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, you are enlightened and instructed such that the things you accomplish are packaged with the light and nature of God that speak to others (minister to others) in a meaningful way.
“John 7:37-39 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them. ”By this, He meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.”
This fellowship with the Holy Spirit has to be natural. It has to be encouraged for rivers of living water to flow out of you. These are rivers of various kinds of results, in different facets of life. You are where you are because Jesus Christ wants to minister through you in that sphere of influence or vocation. For you to make an impact or have a meaningful influence you have to fellowship with the Holy Spirit in your spare time.
Some people are frustrated or not happy with where they are only because they have not begun to live out their purpose in that arena of life that they have been given. Your life is not only about getting a job, starting a business, or achieving what you desire. But it is about achieving the vision of God for your life. That is why your fellowship with the Holy Spirit is important.
Imagine what it means when; Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me, you can do nothing. John 15:5
He really means exactly what He said. If there is anybody who does not only talk the talk but walks the talk, it is Jesus. Whatever He says goes.
It doesn’t matter what you do and how much you do it, Jesus Christ said, as long as you are devoid of Him, you will not be able to do anything. If the motivation behind it is anything other than Him. Nothing will come of it. He is the vine and you are the branch. A branch on a tree cannot survive without a trunk.
A time comes when you realize that your life is meant to be for the benefit of others (ministry) not just for you to make money, fame, power, achieve high things, and get accolades from man. No! It’s for the enrichment of souls as they watch and see God working in their life. And you can bet that people are always watching. Even when they do not say anything. So do it for something beyond yourself.
Because “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
In Acts 20:35 Paul emphasized this point saying, “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive” which teaches that there is joy in the act of giving when it is done with pure motives.
A time comes when you become the change that the world wishes to see. The solution provider. The influencer, the deliverer of mankind from their problems. That time could be here and now for you!
As you journey in fellowship with the Holy Spirit, the promise of Jesus is that when you come to Him “out of your belly will flow rivers of living water”.
You will dispense life, hope, faith, love, and tangible results that change lives. By the ministry of the Holy Spirit, you will produce excellent results whilst you will be divinely enabled and nothing will be impossible to you.
What are you waiting for? Go on and be the light the world has waited to see. Jesus is counting on you. Let Him in and let Him flow out of you and reach others through you.