“…because a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me.” 1 Cor. 16:9
I recently spent some time in reflection after celebrating twelve years of pastoral ministry. One of the greatest joys of ministry has been watching Christians answer God’s call on their lives. The greatest sorrow has been when they don’t.
As a pastor, I’ve lost count the number of Christians I have witnessed ALMOST answer their call, ALMOST use their gifts and talents to build the Kingdom, and ALMOST fulfill their destiny. Watching this play out is truly one of the heartbreaks of ministry, and for the person that falls into the enemy’s trap, the pain and regret are unbearable.
Satan hates when believers are about to step into their destiny. He will use anything to try to stop it: fear, condemnation, insecurity, temptation, doubt, sin, comfort, etc.
Here is the typical scenario:
- God opens a huge door of ministry opportunity in a believer’s life.
- As the believer’s foot is about to cross the ministry threshold, right on cue, the enemy attacks.
- The believer succumbs to the attack by believing the lies of the enemy.
- SABOTAGE! – door blocked and call successfully thwarted!
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jamie Morgan