Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. (Romans 13:1-4)
Not everyone is called to be an apostle, prophet evangelist, pastor, or teacher. Many people are called to do God's will in other public sectors.
Romans 13:1-4 refers to police officers, law enforcement agents, military, and keepers of the peace. Romans 13 tells us that people in such positions are called and anointed to do what they do. They have been ordained by God. The word ordained means that they were determined by God to a particular assignment. He set a course for them in their jobs to accomplish His will.
The Scripture goes on to explain that these officers are ministers of God for good. While Romans 13:1-4 deals specifically with law enforcement and the military, we all should be ministers of God for good, whether you are a florist, an architect, a teacher, lawyer, engineer, or social media influencer. God has not anointed one profession more than others. You are anointed to fulfill God’s will for your life regardless of what direction His will takes you in your career.
You don’t have to be in the five-fold ministry to fulfill God’s will, but everyone should be part of some kind of helps ministry. Regardless of your vocation, you can help God fulfill His will on the earth by doing what He has anointed you to do.
Practical Application – Don’t ever believe that what you do isn’t important to God. He has placed you here with a plan and a purpose. Walk into your job or business with your head held high, knowing that you have a purpose.
Exodus 31:2; Exodus 31:6