Recently I sent an email to a mentor of mine worried about where my life was going. I would characterize it as a quarter-life crisis. A lot of that stems
from what’s known as your “calling”
I’m not going to discuss “how to find your calling” on here, or anything like that.
Instead, I want to share why “calling” should be something that frees you.
Ezekiel 2:4-7The Message (MSG)
3-7 He said, “Son of man, I’m sending you to the family of Israel, a rebellious nation if there ever was one. They and their ancestors have fomented rebellion right up to the present. They’re a hard case, these people to whom I’m sending you—hardened in their sin. Tell them, ‘This is the Message of God, the Master.’ They are a defiant bunch. Whether or not they listen, at least they’ll know that a prophet’s been here. But don’t be afraid of them, son of man, and don’t be afraid of anything they say. Don’t be afraid when living among them is like stepping on thorns or finding scorpions in your bed. Don’t be afraid of their mean words or their hard looks. They’re a bunch of rebels. Your job is to speak to them. Whether they listen is not your concern. They’re hardened rebels.
Calling, faithfulness, whatever, is about being faithful in whatever situation you’re in. Ask yourself the question “How can God use me where I am, right now?” The success of your calling isn’t based on results…it’s based on obedience.
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