As Kurt and Josh have shared, God speaks to us in different ways. It should be no surprise that our creator speaks to us in our “native language”—that is to say, in a way that we understand and respond to, whether it’s through the challenge of a professor, the encouragement of a mentor, a burning bush, or…well, you get the picture… (As a side note, we often give the enemy mad props for being able to “push our buttons” and tempt us to sin, but we often scratch our heads and wonder why God isn’t talking to us? Maybe we just aren’t listening very well? But that’s another article entirely.)
God first spoke his calling to me through my wife. She had been serving for a few months with a small group of girls, and soon we discussed becoming volunteers in the youth ministry together, and volunteer we did. It’s been a wild ride over the last 10 years, one that ultimately saw me step into a role of part-time youth ministry, serving on staff at our home church.
But the story of how I got called is, to me, secondary.