Apostolos – End of the Earth
Now that you’ve been equipped in the faith and are being sent out as His witnesses, why do you believe the Lord called you to Patmos? (responses are anonymous)
I believe God called me to Patmos to work on a lot of issues in my life. I needed to work on anger I had that I didn’t really know about. I needed to learn most of all how to love people and God through Patmos definitely stretched and grew me in that area. I believe God has called me to full time ministry but doesn't want to give me the ministry He has for me until my character is where it needs to be.
I believe He called me to Patmos to restore my relationship with Him. To know that there’s still work to be done in me but I’m walking away knowing Him. I know and believe He cares for me. I believe He called me here to understand who He is and be in that relationship with Him, knowing it’s enough. I came back to my first love. I believe He called me here to fall in love with Him so that I can genuinely share the love of Christ with others and with His love, comfort those who are weary.
To know him, and to know that He was always with me. He wanted me to know that I was capable to do His will because of His gift that He gave once He died. He wants me to continue to seek Him.
I believe God called me to Patmos to draw me back and remind me of my need for Him. He brought me here to show me that He just wanted relationship with me again as I started chasing the gifts and the calling instead of the Giver. He wanted me to walk in the power of His Holy Spirit and to stand on His promises, but I was so prideful and caught up in myself and the idols that I built, so He brought me here to burn those things away and crush the idols. He did it because He loves me and loves me too much to leave me where I am. And not only this, but He brought me here to give me a new name and show me how to walk in the power of His Spirit and in sincere love and humility towards those around me.
To tell me He loves me and that I don't need to do anything to earn His love. To show me how much I need him and that I am not as brave and courageous as I thought. To show me that He still has a lot to build in my character before sending me out anywhere.
I believe God called me to Patmos to show me how much He loves me, and that I have been called His own. And He has called me here to free me from my sin, anger and bitterness. He has called me here to refine me, so I can be used more for His kingdom and glorify Him.
God called me to Patmos to show me I am not the old me. That I needed to die to my old self and walk in His light. I don't have a name, my name is found in Jesus Christ. I must be about my Father's business.
He wanted me to know Him and who I am. He wanted me to believe. He wanted to show me His power and His love for me. I am so filled with confidence in who I am and who my Father is.