What would your life look like if you found the one thing you were called to do?
Think of the great leaders of the past. Men and women who gave their lives for something that mattered. People like Benjamin Franklin, Ronald Reagan, Aimee Semple McPherson, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
People who actually changed the world.
At some point they stepped into their God-given destiny and pursued it with all their might.
…now think about what matters to you.
What do you constantly think about?
What makes you mad?
What do you want to change?
These are hard questions to answer.
Figuring out your “calling” is not easy if we’re honest.
For me I think a lot about the future of our Nation. I hate communism and socialism because they are destructive ways of thinking that end in death and oppression.
I’m irritated that so many of us are content with playing church instead of getting empowered by God’s Spirit and then going into these systems and changing them.
Instead of standing at the sidelines, complaining and waiting for the world to burn we could be on the field and actually doing something to help.
But what do we do?
Take politics for example.
In church we’re taught to avoid this topic because of it’s divisive nature and the danger of falling under the influence of the political spirit.
But if we all dismiss ourselves from this critical part of culture… assuming “someone else” will step up and do it, then we lose the war before the first shot is fired.
I’m not sure what’s more destructive: apathetic Christians or devoted Atheists.
The Complacent Capitalist or the Committed Communist?
It’s hard say…
All I know is when I stand before God on that Day I will not be responsible for what “the church” did or didn’t do. God will not ask me what my friends on Facebook did or what the political or religious leaders of my day did.
He will ask me what I did. And He’ll ask you the same thing.
No. This is not about salvation. It’s not about earning your way to heaven with works.
We’re in by the blood of Jesus and our faith in Him. That’s settled.
But guess what’s unsettled…
What you and I do with what’s been given to us.
The gifts. The opportunities. The relationships. The time. The money.
How are we stewarding these things and how will we in the days to come?
When you consider your life you realize how short it is. It’s like a “vapor” in the grand scheme of things. So let’s say you live to be 100.
Now subtract your current age. For me, I would have 68 years left. 32 have been spent.
Even if you live a “long life” it’s still not a lot of time when you start thinking about the “big” things you could do with your life.
So again, I ask you: what would your life look like if you found the one thing you were called to do?
Have I found my one thing? I wish I could say yes. But I haven’t.
However I feel like I’m getting closer…
It’s like there’s all these puzzle pieces in front of me and slowly they are getting turned over so I can at least see them!
But now there’s just a mess of pieces in front of me.
I don’t know what to do except bring it to God and ask Him to continue to renew my mind so that I can be transformed so I can live out His will for my life.
What about you? Are you starting to see some of the pieces be turned over? Do you want God to show you what it looks like when they’re properly assembled?
If so then press in to Him. Don’t quit. Don’t give up. Believe that God created you with an eternal purpose in mind and He is faithful to see it fulfilled… Just don’t give up!