As a Marine, Jared Laskey knows what it’s like to be called to sacrifice. He has sacrificed for his country, and he has sacrificed for his fellow Marines.
After the service and a struggle with PTSD, he became a youth pastor. He thought his natural path after that would be to become a pastor. But it’s not what God had in mind for him.
It wasn’t until he discovered his identity in Christ that Laskey found what he says is his true calling—the office of prophet. Laskey laid down his priorities to surrender to those God was calling him to.
“[As a Marine] there comes a point in time where you just kind of lose yourself; where you kind of have to die,” Laskey told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast Network. “I’m not talking like spiritually dying to yourself, which is a biblical principle. I’m talking like when you just consider yourself dead to make sure that your Marines, your friends, make it out. In Iraq, I died emotionally, and I didn’t know that until I came home.
“When I became a youth pastor, I thought I would do what everybody was supposed to do after youth ministry, and that’s to become a pastor. But no, I failed at that. And that’s on me. But I learned from it.
“I eventually realized that I know who I am and whose I am. I know my identity as a son of God, and He has called me to be a prophet. He’s called me to be an evangelist. He’s called me into the fivefold ministry. I wasn’t supposed to be a pastor. So it’s only been within the last two years that, and I’m not ashamed to say this, that God has called me to my office.”