How do you know when God is calling you to preach the gospel? Some signs are often overlooked but can help you discern if it’s your time. This post will list signs that God may be calling you to preach. Consider these signs and how they apply to your life before deciding about ministry opportunities with a church or other organization.
What does the Bible say about being called to preach?
The Bible in Mark 16:15 says, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” This verse means that God wants people, Christians, non-Christians, etc., to be saved from their sins by believing Jesus died for them on a cross.
Again, In Acts 10:42, God commanded us, “And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God.” This passage in Acts shows us that God has ordained preachers to go out and preach the gospel.
With so many distractions in our daily lives, how do you know if God is calling you to preach the Gospel?
Signs That God is Calling You to Preach
Here are some signs that you are being called into ministry, as listed below.
1. Have a strong desire to preach the Gospel.
Having a strong desire to preach the Gospel starts when you are young. This is often created when you have a personal relationship with Jesus that grows into love for others and eventually leads to preaching the Gospel. If God has planted this desire in your heart, there will be signs of it growing throughout your life.
The burning desire to preach the Gospel can not be denied. In the Old Testament, Jeremiah had this same burning desire to preach the Word of God to the people. Even when he was discouraged, Jeremiah kept preaching and serving God despite signs of opposition everywhere.
2. Believe that God has called you.
The most important thing to do is to believe that God has called you as a sign that God is calling you to preach. If you don’t think this, then whenever you want to preach, you’ll be afraid that it’s not your time and that someone else would be better suited for the task. This will keep you from preaching and from moving forward in your ministry.
3. Feel like your life is meant for something more than what it currently is.
If you feel your life is meant for something more than what it currently is, then you’re in the right place.
The Bible says that God wants us to be “ministers of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:18). What does that mean? It means that our lives are supposed to be a witness to others about who God is and how he loves people. It means that we should be working to reconcile them with him through our words, actions, and attitudes. And when we do this, it makes all the difference in the world.
When people know Christ as their Savior, they want to know more about him and his ways. They want to learn more about who he is and how he loves them. They want answers to questions like: “Why did Jesus have to die on a cross?” “What does it mean to follow Jesus?” or even “How can I become a Christian?”
These are good questions because they show us just how important it is for Christians to share their faith with others so they can know Jesus better themselves. We need them close by so we can.
4. Become involved in ministry work and feel a sense of peace.
Being very spiritual, I have become more involved in ministry work in the last few years. When I started getting involved, it was a lot of hard work to find the time and energy to do so. However, now that I am older and have more responsibilities, I can devote more time to it.
The most significant change I have noticed is that becoming more involved in ministry work has made me feel like my life is meant for something more than what it currently is. It has helped me realize that God wants us to be His hands and feet on earth. He wants us to serve Him and others with joy and love.
I don’t think there is any other job or profession where you can feel this sense of peace. It makes me wonder why we don’t get more involved in church activities as adults.
5. Have a deep love for people.
Having a deep love for people, especially those lost or going through hard times, is a Sign That God is Calling You to Preach.
The Bible says anyone preaching the Gospel must deeply love people. And it also says that if you don’t have a deep love for people, you should not be a preacher.
Preaching is about reaching out with the Good News of Jesus Christ and helping others find true freedom in Him. A deep love for people means you care about them and want to help them overcome their troubles and problems.
But what does this have to do with preaching? When I preach the Word of God and share it with others, I do so because I believe that God has called me to do so. So why would I even consider preaching if I didn’t think this?
If you have never made plans to preach, then maybe now is the time.
6. Be willing to make sacrifices for others’ sake.
Be willing to make sacrifices for others’ sake, even if they may not be able to repay you in kind. This is a sign that God is calling you to preach, and it’s also a sign that if you don’t do it, someone else will. When people are in need, everyone feels compelled to step in and help them out. But there’s a difference between helping and being used.
If you let yourself get used by others, they’ll take advantage of your generosity and leave you hopelessly in their debt. But if you’re willing to make sacrifices for the sake of others who can’t repay you in kind — if you’re ready to put your own needs aside to serve them — then God will honor that service by calling you into His work as a preacher.
7. Dream or vision that included preaching the Gospel.
Have you ever had a dream or vision that included preaching the Gospel is a Sign That God is Calling You to Preach
I have. I remember it clearly, almost as if God was calling me. It was the summer of 2014, and I was sitting in my apartment watching television when suddenly the TV turned off. A voice said, “Go preach the gospel!”
It was not one of those prearranged messages from God where He has someone else do the talking. No, this was me talking to Him on His behalf. So the next day, I got up early and went to my local coffee shop to write what He had told me. I wrote down everything He said, including how to preach His word, be obedient in my walk with Him, and live out my faith by serving others.
This experience scared me at first because it felt like a calling from God — something that only happens to other people who are more experienced than me or who have been around longer than me. But after reading over everything, He told me about Himself, His will for my life, and His plans for others’ lives.
9. Are you drawn to making people aware of their sinfulness and need for Christ?
If you are drawn to making people aware of their sinfulness and need for Christ, then it is a Sign That God is Calling You to Preach.
If you desire to tell others about Jesus but don’t have a call from God from the inside of your heart, then it’s because you have been ignoring the feelings God is trying to give you.
The Scriptures warn us that if we ignore our calling in our lives, God will take it away from us. Therefore, we must listen to what He is trying to tell us through our hearts and not just our heads.
10. Is your heart pierced with pain when witnessing someone living without Jesus Christ?
If you want to be a preacher, your heart should be pierced by the Word of God. People don’t become preachers because they don’t have the love for Jesus Christ in their hearts. If you desire to be a preacher and have been led to pray about it, you can also ask God if he wants you to preach. If you’re unsure what God wants from you, pray with an open heart and ask him what he wants from you.
11. Do you have an insatiable desire to know about Christianity and share it with others?
If you have this desire, it probably means that God has called you to preach. So don’t try to do it if you are not called to preach.
The Bible says that if God calls you to preach his gospel, the power of the Holy Spirit will come upon you. (Romans 8:14) This can happen without knowledge or study of theology or apologetics, but only when your heart is right before God in prayer and repentance of sin.
But as soon as we become Christians, we will have answers for every question we ask about God because we have been given the gift of faith—a gift that allows us to know what God has done for us in Christ and what he will do for us in the future (Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:14-18).
So if you feel called by God to preach his gospel, let him guide your life and keep you from turning back again and again until he takes over completely.
Do you feel like God is calling you to preach the Gospel? If so, here are some ideas to help you determine if that call is genuine. But most of all, remember this: there’s nothing wrong with wanting to preach the Gospel. It’s Biblical. So if God is calling you—answer that call and make sure to finish strong.