In answering that question, the model about which this text has been written was developed. The quick answer to the pastor's question is that Paul and his company had had a general desire to do what the Lord had wanted them to do. When they had understood exactly what He had wanted them to do, their general desire had become a specific desire. Then when what the Lord had wanted them to do had been an exact match to their spiritual gifts, their desire had been raised to an even higher level. They had no longer just been doing church work. At that point, they had been serving the Lord with confidence and enthusiasm. Thus, this text has been written to explain how that can occur for any saint of God. The conclusion is that it is possible to not just do work for the Lord. But it is actually possible to serve Him with confidence and enthusiasm.
The members of the Bible study at that church were Judy Baylor, Collins Beasley, Pete Delosh, Matt Dickey, Michelle Dickey, Barbara Fulkerson, Robbie Fulkerson, Sheila Gist, Dan Haller, Tamara Haller, Alberta Johnson, Linda Jo Johnson, Donelle, Steve Krull, Linda Lee, Catherine Myers, Tammy Petrie, Craig Petrie, David Pritchett, Scott Sale, Clint Scott, Sue Shelton, Bob Stelman, Bill Venable, Millie Venable, Pastor Jojuan White, and Joseph White. The attendance and participation of each person in the class was greatly appreciated. In addition, special thanks is also extended to Pastor White and to Dan Haller. Pastor White had asked the original question that has led to the developing of the serving with confidence and enthusiasm model. Mr. Haller had designed and developed Figure 13 which appears in the last section of this text to show how the congregants at Wallers Baptist Church are already serving the Lord with confidence and with enthusiasm. So in closing, it is hoped that this work will bring those in Christ even closer to Him. May He be uplifted and glorified for all that He has done for those people that truly love Him.