I’m fascinated by this topic. I can speak on the calling of God countless of times because it is my passion to see people answer to His call. I’m not only passionate about seeing people come to the saving knowledge of Christ, but I’m elated when I can challenge others to serve Him with all their heart!
I’m a strong believer that when you spend time with God and have a personal relationship with Him, it is inevitable to bear ‘fruit’ for His glory. If you have an intimate relationship with God, you can rest assured that the hour will come when the ‘calling of God’ will be placed on your life and He will call you by name! He knows the plans He has for you and your specific assignment.
I fully understand the uncertainty that comes from presenting a resume and going through the interview process. It can mean sleepless nights, anticipation, anxiety, or possibly some insecurity as to where you measure up next to contending candidates.
- Do they have a degree?
- Do they have more experience?
- Am I prepared?
I’m sure some of you may be nodding your head recalling your own experiences.
I want to assure you that God doesn’t operate that way! He does not require an interview process; nor does he require an audition. You don’t need to run around town or feel intimidated by someone else’s gift. God has designed you with a unique gifting with a role that only you can fill. He knows who you are, what you are called to do, and what specific role you play in the Kingdom of God! He has a ‘sure fit’ for you! Many others can desire serving in that capacity, but only God knows who can fulfill your role with excellence and effectiveness.
When Jeremiah felt a bit insecure of his calling, God reassured him; “Jeremiah, before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” – Jeremiah 1:5-19
When the call of God is upon your life, it’s not based on popularity; it’s based on His divine plan. You will be at the right place, at the right time, and the right things will happen.
Wait for the call that is specifically for you! Don’t answer to a generic call, answer to the call that draws from your gifting and anointing. You aren’t called to be everywhere. You need to be where your gift is required and God can shine powerfully through you.
The best is yet to come!