OPINION (Charisma) – “For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries” (1 Cor. 16:9). I recently spent some time in reflection after celebrating 12 years of pastoral ministry. One of the greatest joys of ministry has been watching Christians answer God’s call on their lives. The greatest sorrow has been when they don’t. As a pastor, I’ve lost count the number of Christians I have witnessed almost

answer their call, almost use their gifts and talents to build the kingdom and almost fulfill their destiny. Watching this play out is truly one of the heartbreaks of ministry, and for the person who falls into the enemy’s trap, the pain and regret are unbearable. Satan hates it when believers are about to step into their destiny. He will use anything to try to stop it: fear, condemnation, insecurity, temptation, doubt, sin, comfort and so on. Here is the typical scenario: CONTINUE

Jamie Morgan is lead pastor of Life Church (Assemblies of God) in Williamstown, New Jersey. She graduated with her master of arts in practical theology from Oral Roberts University and is pursuing her doctor of ministry at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Jamie is the author of A Journey to Ministry: Discover Your Calling, Purpose, and Destiny.