Have you ever wondered what exactly are doing? I mean, you might have been sitting in line at the grocery store looking at how your grapes are absurdly overpriced and it hits you. Is this what your life has become?
So many people are content with small potatoes. They fall into a job or career that gets them just enough to make it. Or they do something they hate just because it makes them “good money.”
What happened to that book you were going to write? Or that time you were invited to teach that class at church? What about that time God called you to volunteer changing diapers in the nursery?
There are so many times that we decide to walk outside of the calling that God has placed on our lives. The reasons are numerous: it doesn’t make enough money, it’s not comfortable, it just goes on and on. You may have heard His voice so clearly, but you decide to do your own thing.
Jesse Duplantis wrote it best, “If the suit doesn’t fit, it probably isn’t yours.” Your calling is for you…not for the person behind you or in front of you. JUST FOR YOU.
The Word says in 1 Cor. 12:18 that “God arranged the members in the body, each one of them as He chose.” That means that He has a call on your life that He has chosen specifically for you. My calling isn’t the same as my wife’s. And her’s isn’t the same as mine. The only part that isn’t unique to each person, is the fact that we are ALL called to minister the gospel to the ends of the earth. How we do that is where our calling falls into place.
That is where things start to get icky. This is where God gets specific. He’ll say, “I want you to be an armor bearer” or “I want you to speak to the youth.” But too many times we get it twisted and think that we know better than God. That we have “heard” the voice of God. You may have “heard” but did you listen? Did you actually hear what He had to say to you? Or has your pride gotten in the way so much that instead of being a servant of God, you have become a servant of self?
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV
Take some time out of your busy schedule and have a talk with God today. Ask Him what His calling is for you and your life. Then listen to His voice. Quiet yourself long enough to actually hear what He is saying to you. Proverbs 18:13 says, “if one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.”
Thanks for reading, y’all be safe out there.