I'm so glad you are here! I hope during your visit you get a glimpse of God's heart for we become what we are gazing at. I pray that God refreshes you and gives you readiness to persevere in what He has for you today. My desire is to be a blessing to you in helping you know God more and make Him known so I've made theses Resources and tools available to you and write a Weekday Devotional to provide insights from God's Word.
"But I'm not called"
Have you ever heard someone respond to, "Lets pray" with, "But I'm not called". Or someone not spending time reading God's Word or encouraging other believers because "they were not called". I haven't and I'm glad really.
Yet, when it comes to telling people about Christ, especially those who have never even had the opportunity to hear the name Jesus, especially when it comes to getting out of comfort zones I hear it constantly. Is that a coincidence? Does God really not call people to get out of comfort zones? Does God really not call people to go to the unreached? Because statistically almost every believer is saying God has told them not to.
Perhaps it's time to step back and evaluate if the saying, "But I'm not called" is really true, evaluate if it really is God or if it is our flesh. So, what does being called mean? To be called means to be specifically commissioned. Set apart for a mission. So has God set you apart? Has He commissioned you with a special mission? Yes! Wonderfully so! Incredible!
"Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:18-20
How amazing is that! It's right there in black and white. You don't have to wonder if your feelings and impressions or experiences are truly from God. You don't have to wonder if God really has called you. He wrote it down for you. He sure is great huh!!
It seems we have it backwards, thinking "I'll go if I'm called." When in reality God already called and is waiting for the response. So really the question is not, "Am I called?" But "Lord, I know I'm called and I will go, where is it you want me?"
So What Now?
A great place to start is by intentionally aligning your heart to God's. Vision leaks. One day we can be totally convinced God wants us to Go and then next we are doubting. "Above everything else, guard your heart; for it is the source of life's consequences" Proverbs 4:23
A good way to keep the world and God's desire for us to be part of His mission in reaching the lost is by getting Operation World. A prayer guide to help you pray for the world a day at a time. And make regular visits to Joshua Project, an incredibly visionary site.
We constantly have to put before ourselves what's true and I hope this series will help you do that. I wont be updating this series everyday so will you take the button code (on the right) and paste it on your blog or website as a reminder to return.