Fear of Not Finding Your (Our) Calling

21 Oct

29For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.  30Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.  Romans 8:29, 30

There are two meanings for the word called.  The first is called to salvation, and the second is called to service in our relationships, in our church, in our jobs, and in our community.  I’m writing this to myself today as we pray about our future.  What is our calling now?  I find myself a tad fearful, andwould like God to write upon the wall as He did in Daniel.  But I do know that we don’t need to run around crazy looking for our calling, we need to simply keep on doing what we are doing now and let the calling develop slowly in our hearts.  Some reminders:

  1. God is always the first mover.  Others may think they know our calling and can be used to confirm our calling, but God always moves first.
  2. Every divine call demands the surrender of our will to God’s will–usually on the basis of an unknown future as with Abraham.
  3. Our call is often revealed slowly and gradually through the Holy Spirit.  Are we the only ones who sometimes put God on a deadline to speak to us???
  4. God expects us to nourish our call spiritually.
  5. The timing of our call is in the hands of God.  We need to be patient!  Right now.  🙂

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