The opening scripture was from Ezekiel 34:1-16
God has given to every Christian the ministry of reconciliation. In 2Cor 3:5-6 the Bible says "Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God". "He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life".
So from the scripture we can see that we are ministers of the New Testament. God empowers and enables us to be ministers. You don’t have to be ordained into the office of a Pastor for you to spread the message of redemption.
In 2Kings 5:1-3 the bible says "Now Namaan was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the LORD had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant solider, but he had leprosy. Now bands from Aram had gone out and had taken captive a young girl from Israel, and she served Naaman's wife. She said to her mistress, "If only my master would see the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy". the Syrian had compassion for Naaman and because of that encounter him and his family knew God". It is a great privilege to be called a Minister of the living God. Everyone that has the spirit of the Lord is a Minister of God. The question is where is your ministerial credential, is it impacting anyone?
Your past must not define your future. Philippians 3:14 says "I press on on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus". In Psalm 119:46 the Bible says so we are not to be ashamed of preaching the gospel. The gospel doesn’t only guarantee salvation but also secures a place for you in heaven. In Luke 9:26 Jesus said, so if you’re ashamed of Jesus now he will be ashamed of you when He comes.
Galatians 4:4-7 says "But when the time had fully come, God sent his son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba Father". So you no longer a slave, and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir". We are sons of God not servants, so spread this good news. Your testimony is a weapon of transformation to the people around you.