Can I be honest with you? I struggle with the idea of a calling at times. Not only do I wonder IF I have been called to anything specific, what if I am not prepared, what if I can’t handle it or don’t want to handle it?!
And even worse, what if I haven’t heard my calling…maybe I missed it and am on a wrong path all together?!
We can spend a lot of time spinning our wheels in the drudgery of “what ifs” can’t we?!
And then I read the verses from 2 Timothy 1:8-9 “So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God. He has saved is 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.” (NIV)
God has called us to a holy life.
I don’t need to get caught up in all of the other things I think I should be doing. Worried that I am not measuring up.
Because of grace, not because of anything I have done, God has called me. He has saved me.
Shouldn’t that always be our starting point?
When we are trying to determine what it is that God wants us to do, start first here. He has called us to a holy life.
Am I starting my day in prayerful consideration of what I might do FOR God instead of what He is doing for me?
Honestly, most days no.
But these verses are a reminder to me where I can start…where I should start.
I have been called as one of His children. If I am seeking His face each day, bringing my joys and my pains to Him…seeking ways to be a testimony of His grace to others in everything that I do…well as we say around here “everybody wins”!
Rest in the knowledge dear friend that you too have been called by a Father who loves you beyond measure.