Our calling and Destiny

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:8-10, NIV Do you know what your calling and destiny is? We need to learn to recognise God’s voice. This is essential for our walk with him. Do you remember the story of Samuel? Eli told Samuel to go and lie down, and when God called Samuel, Eli was to say, “Speak Lord for your servant is listening”. Samuel needed Eli to tell him it was God’s voice, and we all need mentors, or people, who will help us grow in our relationship with God. Most important, we also need to be spend time with God, listening, not only speaking all the time. God  wants a holy people for himself.  God delights in relating to us in individual ways. We all need to know for ourselves what God has for us, but be wise with whom to share your dreams, vision and calling. Remember Mary ‘kept all these things in her heart’. Sometime you may share with wolves in sheepskins. At the right time we will need to seek godly counsel, as others may well play a part in recognising or confirming our gifts and calling. Never judge yourself to be unqualified for God’s work. God does not always call the qualified, but He always qualifies the called. In the story of Ruth we see that, when it looks like there is no future, God has a plan for us. Sometimes we will have to wait for God’s timing before we can move into His purposes and calling.  And be careful not to miss His timing. Thats what made the Israelites spent forty years in the wilderness on a journey God had planned for them to take in just eleven days. Majority of us do just that. We awake in our forties, fifties or sixties. And thats if we don’t give up altogether. Many Bible characters had to wait. Moses was 80 years old before he got started, and Joseph had to wait in prison for 12 years, accused of something he hadn’t done, before God’s calling came to him.  While we are  waiting, we are to use and develop what God’s already given us. There is often a time of serving others, before coming into our destiny. David, as a shepherd, looked after, and protected, his father’s sheep, before becoming king. Our character needs to precede our gifting. Most of us will need considerable healing, and development of our character, before our calling will be sustainable.  Many of us have giants of fear and rejection to face, and, in our time of waiting, we will grow in our relationship with God. Each one of us is chosen and selected by God for a unique and particular destiny, and God uses the events of our lives, including our mistakes, to shape our destiny in Him. And thats why its crucial to seek God by spending time with Him. Once God does open the door, don’t let fear hold you back. Step out, and the waves will part. Sometimes we must walk by faith that there will be dry land under our feet. He has great plans for each and everyone of us. “for I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11

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2 thoughts on “Our calling and Destiny

  1. The important thing is to find Him. If this happened youare on the right track. Its not at all important if your destinyis to be a shepherd then or bishop or some big leader, ifyou remain poor or not, speak to others, write books orremain silent. This all He decides for us.Everything whats commonly regarded as a burden becomesa blessing when you are with Him.You understand that you are His servant and you enjoy this.

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