Your life experiences are a piece of the puzzle that makes up your ministry profile that God uses to prepare you for serving and give you perspective in it. What you believe about God will help determine how you handle your life circumstances … past, present, and future.
Will you wallow in self-pity over what has happened or rise victorious and let Him use what has happened to you to minister to others? Will you question His love and doubt His plan for your life or will you trust in His sovereignty and rely on His faithfulness? Will you use your life circumstances as an excuse for not serving or will you step out in faith relying on His grace and power?
Bible Verses to Assure Us that Our Life Experience Prepare Us for Ministry
Read the following Scripture and consider how this kind of God is capable of using both the good and bad of your life to His glory as you serve Him.
Ps. 139:1-16a – He is fully aware of what is happening with us. Nothing that happens escapes His notice. He is omniscient, all knowing.
Ps. 139:16 – He pre-determined our days. He is sovereign.
Ps. 139:17-18 – He cares so much about us, He is constantly thinking about us. He is loving.
Rom. 8:28 – He always works on our behalf. He is good and wise.
Rom. 8:31-39 – He holds on to us no matter what happens. Nothing can separate us from Him.
2 Cor. 1:3-4 – He doesn’t remove trouble from our lives but is with us through it, giving us all we need to rise above. He is the provider.
Resources to Help You Work Through Reactions to Your Life Experiences: