One of the most important things you can do as a Christian is to clearly hear, respond to, and trust God’s calling on your life. God’s call isn’t past tense; He calls us to step into His plan daily. This goes for every believer.
Ephesians 2:8-10 say that we are saved a part from works, so that we can do good works. Therefore, we are saved and called to action.
Imagine a child playing outside who hears his parent call for him. What does he do? He runs to them, because he recognizes the importance of his mom or dad calling him. And, this call isn’t a one-time call. It’s ongoing, all throughout childhood. The call becomes familiar and anticipated. God’s call is the same way.
God has chosen you, and He continues to choose you. He calls you because He loves you, not because He needs you to grow a church. Knowing how to do the ministry you are called to do is not the criteria you need. Being called by God is.
Think about that a bit more. Knowledge isn’t a requirement; the only prerequisite is being tasked by God. When we rely on our own power and strength, we can only go so far, but when we allow ourselves to trust God, we’re limitless.
As you read God’s Word today, let these scriptures be an anchor point for all God is doing now and will do later in your life. God doesn’t call those who are already equipped. He equips those He has called. Confirm your calling, and you’ll never stumble! Run hard to Him. Trust Him. And have fun!
2 Peter 1:10 – Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble,
1 Peter 2:9 – But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Romans 8:28-34 – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us,who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
John 15:16 – You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.
Hebrews 5:4 – And no one takes this honor on himself, but he receives it when called by God, just as Aaron was.
2 Timothy 1:9 – He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,