What do you do when you have a desire to preach, but cannot seem to find an opportunity? What do you do while you are stuck waiting in the wings for your shot?
Maybe your senior pastor preaches almost every Sunday and brings in guest preachers when he doesn’t, the youth pastor you volunteer with never gives up control of his platform, or you are in Bible college or seminary just waiting for your chance. What do you do?
Here are a few ideas:
- Pray. Seek God first. Ask Him for the right opportunity to come along.
- Accept every opportunity you can get. Don’t say no to any potential speaking opportunities, no matter how small. Whether its at a retirement home, a school club, or a kids vacation bible school, you are in no position to be picky. Take whatever you can get.
- Tell somebody. Talk to the pastor about your desire to preach. Have you told anyone about this calling you feel to preach? Put it out there and see what happens.
- Look for opportunities and volunteer to help. You might be surprised how many people would be willing to give you a shot if they knew you wanted it. Contact some people and let them know you would be willing if they ever needed help. Continue Reading…