We must cease trying to get the Bible to live in our categories and begin to move ourselves into the category of the Bible.
We often develop strategies, objectives, plans, outcomes, and metrics to replace our trust in the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
The most typical pattern of Holy Spirit-commissioning is to simply "send people on their way" and to give direction along the journey.
Nothing quenches the Holy Spirit more and self-disqualifies a person from the game like the categories of "called to ministry," and "just a layperson."
We do not possess the power of God. The power of God possesses us.
The big takeaway in the apostolic school of prayer is this one: Do not ever give up!
Persecution is the enemy's best effort to defeat God, but it usually takes on the opposite effect.