And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
God’s calling to ministry is aided by honesty to specific questions regarding your uniqueness.
What are the things I care about most as a man — What’s my natural skill set — Where do I get results versus failure — What subjects do I love to talk about — Where do I like to invest my physical energy — What are the core parts of my testimony as a Christian — When did I feel the most pain — If I could do anything for God what would it be?
Our Father wants to use everything that you are — not just the pretty pieces but also the painful parts that you don’t like to bring up. Authentic manhood versus synthetic manhood is a matter of honesty. When you are honest with God, self, and others, you are a free man: free to serve with all that you are, versus wearing masks to hide insecurities. Don’t you find it interesting that the best-selling men’s books don’t talk about inspirational success stories but about battles, inner tensions, conflicts, and overcoming obstacles?
Analyzing yourself involves some risk. After our honesty, decisions and commitments have to be made in order for things to happen. Remember God has supplied all your spiritual needs; He knows us perfectly and will not hold back anything that will keep us from being all that we can be. Trust a God that loves you, move out with the little beginning faith He gives you and build that faith with the gifts He has given everyone of his children.
Father, You know me perfectly, it is not rational not to act on this.