One thing that bothers me is my journey towards getting a college degree. It seems like no college is right for me or I have no idea what to do.
I thought I wanted to go into ministry so I went to school and found out one thing and that was that not all schools are the best schools for ministry. Not only is that issue prevalent but then you have the issue of what type of ministry.
One thing is for sure and that is people put ministry and christianity into a box where it starts to become stereotypical. You can easily spot out the christians, know their motives and what not. Same for those who are in ministry. It is like people already want to put you on the pulpit when you may not necessarily be put on to the pulpit.
First of all before I go any further with any of this let me just say this, christianity is not just about the church. It is a lifestyle. You talk to God and let him lead you through out life. We have gotten so wrapped up into this church life and it is not even necessary. There will not be a church anymore and there will not be regular pastors and preachers anymore. Christianity was about learning a how to think differently and act by the spirit and not by the flesh. There is much more to it but we just dilute it in something totally different that is now perverted into statuses, getting more people into church, money, power and even politics. Yes there are church politics. There will not be a need for denominations anymore. It will be all about sharing your beliefs and acting in the fashion that is christ like.
So back to what I was saying as far as ministry is concerned there is more to it that is outside of the box. We are all messengers but we tend to send messages differently and that are unique. We tend to forget that God is a god over all mediums so God can use whatever he wants to in order to get a point across.
The topic at hand is college degrees. Now the whole thing with college degrees is that I do not know what my calling really is to yet. I struggle with it and I hope whenever I have a definite answer to whatever that is I will take it, run with it and finish the race victoriously. But do I really need a college degree to get started? I need a foundation and need to know where I am going so having some sort of background in order to get my feet on solid ground is a must therefore taking classes or spending hours on research and reading the bible is time spent well. Now getting the degree I do not know about. It all depends on the person. But degree or not if we are going to go about ministry we will need knowledge and understanding of the bible that goes deeper than mediocre teachings. We would also have to back ourselves up with facts and verses with the understanding of the chapter (something I feel like I struggle with but I will get to that point eventually).
Ministry or not everyone must have their feet on solid ground or a good foundation and if you don’t then you must get out of the box of fear to find it.
For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.12 Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— 13 each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done.