Acts 13:2–While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”
Barnabas and Saul were directed by God to be set apart, but they weren’t just sitting around and doing nothing before that. They, along with the others in the church, were busy ministering and fasting, so when the Holy Spirit spoke to them, they were listening and ready to respond in obedience. Are we ministering to the Lord at all times and in everything we do? That is when we will truly hear the calling of the Spirit to take the next steps of obedience that He has for us.
Father, I will follow You and set myself to minister and focus on You. I want to be doing what You would have for me that no matter what path You choose for me, I am ready and listening to Your will for my life.