In John chapter 4, the Samaritan woman at the well did not wait before sharing her encounter with Christ. Verse 28 states:
"Leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 'Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?'" The passage continues to state that (because of the woman's testimony) the people "came out of the town and made their way toward Jesus."
It's important for us to note that the woman left her water jar at the well, and immediately went to evangelize. She didn't wait to consult with an advisory board. She didn't wait to be ordained as a minister. She didn't wait to attend seminary. And, she didn't wait to raise ministerial funds. Rather, she immediately went to share the Good News. She was armored with her personal encounter with Christ.
In the 1800s, when God told Evangelist Maria Woodworth-Etter to "go to the highways and hedges and gather the lost sheep," should thought she first needed to study in order to prepare. But, in a vision, Jesus told her that souls were perishing and she could not wait to get ready. As a result, she immediately started to minister in her local area and many people were saved. Eventually, she held nine revivals and started two local churches. Some of her meetings had over 25,000 attendees.
Like the Samaritan woman and Maria Woodworth-Etter, we cannot wait to charge forward with our ministry. We must share, teach, and preach the Gospel — even as the Holy Spirit develops and trains us.