When we serve God through ministry—whether vocationally or voluntarily—there are many challenges we can face. But when we realize that serving God is a privilege, then that realization brings everything together and helps us face those challenges effectively. Considering how God chooses to use people like us to grow His kingdom, despite our shortcomings, is a humbling insight and makes us understand even more so what an awesome God He is!
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.