Do Your Part; Let God Do His
You are responsible for the depth of your spiritual understanding. God is responsible for the breadth of your ministry.
An athlete knows that it takes years of training and practice in order to compete in the Olympics. Everyone knows that you must master the basics of a sport before you can play at a high level of competition.
How come we forget this principle when we think about serving God? We want to accomplish wonderful things for God before we have adequately prepared ourselves. Instead of worrying so much about what we can do for God, we should be concerned with getting to know Him better.
We don’t have to postpone sharing our faith with others until we have obtained an advanced degree in theology. But we shouldn’t let a desire for a prominent ministry displace the priority of knowing God better. As we gain a deeper understanding of who He is, then He will open the doors for us to serve Him.
Jesus called out to them, “Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people!” Matthew 4:19