48. Find YOUR CALLING
Question and answer: “How do I know what God wants me to do with my life?”
Seek God and ask Him to reveal His will to you. You can do this practically by reading and meditating in God's Word, in prayer and by listening to His ‘still small voice’. As you obey God today, you can be sure that He will reveal His will for you tomorrow.
Proverbs 3:5,6 ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths’
If you want to lead a fulfilling life, then live for God’s plan for you. You only have one life… so don’t learn the hard way that a sinful life will inevitably be an empty life. God has an individual calling for you; so don’t follow your friends into their job or position.
Wisdom: Follow the peace of God Col. 3:15. ‘Let the peace of God rule in your hearts’
If you have a job and feel at peace there don’t run away, even if things are hard. Maybe God is teaching you something through that learning curve. If you are thinking about taking a course, which other mature Christians have said would be good for you and you feel at peace, then step out in faith, believing that God is leading you. If you make a major decision and feel deeply disturbed inside, maybe you should talk it over with God and others. God may be warning you before you make a big mistake. Always remember ‘we are led by the Spirit of God, not our feelings!’ Learn the difference between the Spirit’s leading and your feelings.
Fact: God does have a great and exciting plan for your life.
Some people are called into the ministry (to work for God full time) say as an evangelist, pastor or missionary. Most Christians have a ‘normal’ job, but can also be the evangelist or missionary within their work place. Every day ask the Holy Spirit to give you opportunities to share your faith and to help you lead a lifestyle that will glorify Jesus.
Think: Do I want to follow God whole-heartedly and to live for Him? Will I live for His will alone?
More Info: 1 Chronicles 16:11, 2 Chronicles 16:9, Ezra 7:10, Nehemiah 4:6-9, Psalm 32:8, 34:10, 37:3-5, 46:10, 123:2, Proverbs 5:21, 6:22-23, 8:17,16:9,31, 28:5, Matthew 6:33, 7:7,8, John 10:27, 16:13, 1 Corinthians 10:31, 2 Tim. 3;16,17, Heb.11:6, 1 Pet. 5:6.
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