1 Corinthians 3:10 (NET)
According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master-builder I laid a foundation, but someone else builds on it. And each one must be careful how he builds.
For several months, Ebele was almost getting frustrated in ministry because even though he got people to accept the Lord Jesus, he found that many of them were not growing at all, and because of this, many went back to the world.
But as Ebele grew in ministry, he realized that the grace given to him had to do more with laying the foundation than building on the foundation. Others had been given the grace to build on the foundation and he now learned to create accommodate their ministry. He became much more effective in ministry when he stopped laboring in areas the Lord has not given him the grace.
In accordance with the grace that was given him, Apostle Paul laid the foundation of God’s building work (of souls) in Corinth, and others built on it. He understood his grace and walked within its ambit.
It is important for us as ministers of the gospel to know the kind of grace given to us and walk within the ambit of that grace. Many people have walked as though they were not anointed because they did not discern and walk within the ambit of the grace they received. It is like a fish struggling to run on land like a squirrel.
There is somebody reading this devotional and you are saying to yourself that “as far as ministry is concerned, I am an amphibian. I can do all things in ministry”. I would love to refer you to Romans 12:3.
Go into today asking the Lord to help you know and walk within the ambit of your grace.