Trusting the Call
Lately, I have been reading a devotional dedicated to discovering God’s calling on your life. I can’t say that I’ve always wanted to know. If I’m being honest, I’m not even sure I want to know now. Chalk it up to “fear of the unknown,” because that’s exactly what I’m feeling. But, why do I fear God’s purpose for me?
I can’t be the only person in the world who feels this way. Why does my heart skip a beat when anyone mentions His “call on my life”?
Don’t get me wrong, I love God and definitely recognize that I’d be nothing without His grace and mercy. If He never did anything else for me, it would still be more than I could ever ask for or deserve. God has been good to me. If you know my story, you know this.
But, having said all of that, I know that I have not placed total trust in His will and I can say that I am not crystal clear on what my purpose is. It because I’ve allowed myself to become totally preoccupied with my little world, my little life, and my little family, and I very seldom give any thought to what my real purpose in this life might be.
So when the subject of God’s calling on my life comes up, I find myself asking “What does that mean for me?” Could I be afraid? Scared that completely submitting to God’s will would bring me out of my comfort zone? Elevate me to heights never ascended? Would I be neglecting my family? Afraid that God could totally change my whole life for the better if I stopped running from His will and fully rely on Him?
It can be hard to trust God totally with these aspects of life. We spend so much time relying on our own understanding and our own strength, that we forget where our help comes from! We’ve become so bogged down with life that we forget to acknowledge that God is our power, protection, and in Him lies the strength to endure. It takes recognizing that we are only human, and we need to trust God in every area of our lives.
What would happen if we stopped running from God’s will and decided to trust Him totally? Are we just crazy enough to try it? Are you radical enough? Do you trust Him enough? Do you love Him enough?
Hmm, ponder that...
Doors that weren’t open before are now wide open! Opportunities that seemed to pass you by are now knocking down your door! The phrase “I can’t,” turns into “I can!”. Negatives into positive, deficit into surplus! Catch my drift???
ALL THINGS BECOME POSSIBLE!! You now have the POWER OF GOD to propel you, strengthen you, and guide you!!! This all comes from truly trusting God; activating your faith, and waiting in great expectation for a move of God!!!
God says that as long as I remain in relationship with Him, that he will accomplish and complete His purpose in us. His purpose becomes my purpose. (Phil. 1:6)
I’ve decided that I am crazy enough, I am radical enough, and I do love Him enough, I have no other choice. He’s been too good to me, and I know He’s been good to you too!!
I am learning the lesson, and I hope you are too, to stop running from God and the plan He has for your life. As Pastor would say, “Trust God more, and Trust yourself less!” Open your heart and mind to Him, and trust the call! Trust the will of God for your life! He hasn’t failed you yet, right? What makes you think He’d start now?