Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God
A lot of times, we see a lot of people in the church of God today that claim to be jobless in the body of Christ (Jobless in the sense that they say they have nothing to do for God), some give excuses of every unit in the church filled up, therefore, they cant join, some complain that they dont fit in into any unit in the church, some because of these things had even come up with the Ideology that not everybody is called to work for God in the body of Christ all of which are not true.
Every man in the Kingdom of Heaven is called to do something one of which is to preach the gospel of Christ Jesus to the world according to Mathew 28:19 and Mark 16:15 and this same mandate is our no. one priority as Christians. Right from this time on (since the resurrection up till now) god has given every man the mandate of representing him everywhere in the world and in every levels areas and parastatals, which means no one in the kingdom is useless not even a day old convert in the body of Christ and this was why Paul in the passage of the scriptures used above was bold enough to reveal who he was and what he was called to be and throughout his writings he has not failed to acknowledge the fact that every man has a calling.
Wherefore he saith, when he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive and gave gifts unto men.
As said earlier every man is called by God to be in a particular position or to fulfil a particular mission and that’s why I can say that apart from the fact that the 12 apostles were part of Jesus ministry, they were also called to be in the position of Apostles just like Paul was called. Paul in Ephesians 4:8 said when Christ ascended he gave gifts unto all men, these gifts can be referred to as areas of callings to which every man is called thus showing the fact that every man in the Kingdom is called to represent Christ in various parts of life. These gifts are so numerous that it is out of them that we have the ministerial offices such as Apostleship, The Prophet, The Evangelist, The Pastor (Pastoring and Shepherding), and Teaching which is becoming more manifest in the Church today. But apart from these areas of calling there are also other areas of calling into which God has called us into so as to preach the Gospel and to proclaim his name and the exceeding greatness of his power, these areas of calling are not only limited to ministerial positons alone, we are also to declare and proclaim Christ in our workplaces etc. therefore God also calls people into Giving, Encouraging, Admonishing, Singing, financial management, Human resource management, Public speaking, Graphics Designing, Web development, online marketing, Modelling, Photography, Medical practice and so many other professions in life, some are even endowed with talents like Critical thinking, writing, poetry, painting etc., some even have inborn leadership capabilities, ability to convince a thousand people to buy their own ideas, most people have business capabilities and ideas etc. These and many more areas to which God has called man to function in which means it’s not all about being a minister alone as Paul said in Romans 12:4-8, therefore don’t ever say you have nothing to do for God.
Knowing to what area you are called in to by God is a great thing to do therefore go to God and find out from him which areas he has called you and remember that everything a man has is Gods, therefore, don’t forget to utilize what you have and who you are for the advancement of the Kingdom and the preaching of the Gospel. Remember that HE GAVE GIFTS TO ALL MEN… i.e. HE CALLED ALL MEN. SHALOM.