2 Timothy 2:15 “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”
The Scene: An Army medic with a Red Cross arm band, helping someone wounded. As Christians we are to study and train for godly service and also pray to God for opportunities to witness to the unsaved.
Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
God prepares us for his service by our experiences. Many go through their “Gethsemane” experience, so that they will be better prepared for life and to perform God’s work, helping others. The Holy Spirit gives us the five-fold ministry as needed:
Ephesians 4:11-13 “It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”