I bumped into Lindsey the morning after she’d spoken for our campus ministry gathering. She looked ill. I understood why when she described her experience: “I kept hearing this voice saying, ‘You have nothing to offer. You have no right to be up here teaching.’ But it wasn’t just a quiet whisper. It was like someone was screaming it at me the whole time I was leading and it took all my energy to speak over it.” The next words out of my mouth were, “Sounds to me like you’re called to ministry! Let’s get lunch!”
As I prepared for that lunch I realized how odd it was that I saw her experience as a sign of ministry calling. You would think it would be the opposite. But as I reflected on it, I figured out three reasons why, when someone hears these voices, it’s an indicator for me that they might be called to ministry:
1. It reveals an appreciation for the gravitas of this calling.
While it may look like ministry calling, bravado ...1