Right now, I'm in the military deployed in Afghanistan, and I've really grown closer to God during my time here. Do you think God wants me to be a pastor or something like that when I get out? How can I know?
Thank you for your service to our country in a very difficult situation, and I hope people will continue to pray not only for our leaders, but for all our service men and women who seek to bring peace to that part of the world. May God bless you and keep you safe.
But I’m thankful also that God has been at work in your life during this time. Hard times usually do one of two things to people: They either cause them to turn toward God, or else they cause them to decide they don’t need God and can rely on their own strength. I’m thankful you’ve realized your need of Him and have not been led astray by those who refuse to seek His help.
The most important advice I can give you is to seek God’s will for your future. Yes, God does call some into what we often call full-time service. But every Christian is called to serve God full time, no matter where they are or what they do for a living! The Bible says, “Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).
If God is using you to touch the lives of others for Christ, and if He is burdening you in a special way with the needs of our lost world, then He may be calling you to some type of ministry. But He can use you anywhere as you put Christ first in your life.