Fulfilling God’s Calling

FULFILLING-GODS-CALLING-Originals-quoteWe’ve made it clear in the past few weeks that God has a calling for all of His children.

He made all of us originals in order to fulfill a unique calling.

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10

Some people spend their whole lives searching for this calling. They wander through life confused or frustrated, or a combination of both, because they have yet to find their place.

We should not fall into the trap of thinking that our calling is simply our career.

In fact, what God has called us to do may not be our primary source of income. It could absolutely turn into a career, but we shouldn’t think that it could only be that.

Stay at home mothers know that raising children certainly costs more money than it earns. However, it is a high calling to raise a child that loves their heavenly Father.

One of the main things we should know in finding our calling is that it will evolve and grow over time. We’re probably not going to see it all at once.

-FULFILLING-GODS-CALLING-Waiting-quoteIf we sit around waiting for the one big moment where God shows us everything we’re supposed to do from now until the day we die, we could be waiting for quite some time. In order to find out what our calling, is we have to trust God. Saying that we’re waiting on an answer from Him can turn into an excuse over time.

This mindset of waiting for one big revelation from God about what we’re supposed to do will hold us back more than it will move us forward.

Rather than waiting for a detailed road map of how our calling is going to play out, we should simply take the first step of faith. We should submit our resume for the job that seems beyond our ability; apply for college; we should serve in the ministry at church that challenges us.

FULFILLING-GODS-CALLING-Step-Out-quoteHave faith in the fact that God has prepared good works for us to walk in. We don’t need to stress ourselves by not knowing what’s going to happen in five years.  Focus on what’s right in front of us. As we step out in faith, God will reveal more and more of what He has for us.

Don’t let the fear of making a mistake hold you back from starting. Don’t let not knowing where the finish line is hold you back from starting. You can be sure that if you let fear stop you at the beginning, then you’ll never see the finish.

God’s plan for you is good.

So, even if you make a mistake, the grace and wisdom of God are always available to you.  If you’re unsure of what your calling is, then ask for God’s wisdom and start taking steps of faith. He’s promised to never leave you and He’s given you His Word as a light to your path. You have an amazing destiny to fulfill and it all begins with that first step.

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