Do you remember when you first asked Jesus to take over your life?  That’s such an amazing feeling.  It’s like you immediately want to change everything and put every ounce of energy into serving Him.  You are looking for any and every way to possibly get involved in church and ministry opportunities.  I believe that is what they call being “on fire” for God.

Unfortunately, there comes a time when the flame dies down a bit.  Sure, it flares back up every now and then.  But most of us end up spending most of our time at a level a little lower than “on fire.”  We get busy with responsibilities.  We have obstacles and problems that get in the way.  And, before we know it, we end up having less and less time to give to service.

I often hear Christians say that they wish they could be more involved.  For many, they struggle to find ministries that fit into their busy schedules.  For others, they claim they don’t know how to get started or they are not sure what they are interested in.  And there are still some that continue to find excuses.

I am here to tell you that there is NO reason that anybody should not get plugged-in to a ministry.  Are you busy?  There are needs that can be met a little bit at a time or projects that can be worked on in your own time.  (Note:  No matter how busy you are, ministry should be on the top of your priority list.)  Not know where to get started?  I guarantee that if you walk into your church office and offer to help with a ministry, you will quickly be met with a buffet of service options.  Would you like to find out how you can best be utilized?  First of all, pray about it.  Let the Holy Spirit lead you to a specific area of service.  You can also complete a spiritual gifts inventory that may tell you or allow others to advise you on how you can be most effective in ministry.

If you keep coming up with excuses, then that is on you.  However, you should know that there is no shortage of need out there.  God has called us to serve, and this messed up world has provided us with unlimited opportunities.  There should never be a reason for anybody to “wish” they were more involved.  If you are not plugged-in, it is your fault.

Now get yourself plugged-in and get to work.  I’ll see you there.

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