What Are You Called to Do?
Your value in God’s eyes was established at the cross. The Bible says, ‘He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?’ (Romans 8:32 NIV) Notice the words ‘all things’.
We are all equal in Christ. But when it comes to your career, your value is determined by the problem you solve. That’s why we pay a cardiologist more money than a chef in a fast-food restaurant. Jesus was a problem solver. People were spiritually hungry so He said, ‘…I am the bread of life…’ (John 6:35). They were sick so He ‘went about doing good…healing all’. He discerned what He had, that others needed, and provided it for them.
What do you have to offer? What would you attempt to do if you knew it was impossible to fail?
You are not here by accident. God told Jeremiah, ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.’ (Jeremiah 1:5 ESV).
Everything God makes is to meet a need and solve a problem. So what are you called and gifted to do?
That’s where you’ll find your highest level of joy! Think of your contribution to others as an assignment from God. Paul made tents to support his ministry. So your ministry may be supported by your job. But whether you are in a full-time ministry or a part-time ministry, don’t leave this earth until you have found and fulfilled what God called you to do.
‘…Jesus…went around doing good…’ Acts 10:38 NIV
ENCOURAGEMENT 4 TODAY
Isaiah 55:1-6; 60:1; Acts 13:47; Matthew 5:14
come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; & he who has no money, come, buy & eat! Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, & your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to Me, & eat what is good, & delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, & come to Me; hear, that your soul may live. Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near! Arise, shine, for your light has come, & the glory of the Lord has risen upon you! I have made you a light for the nations, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth! You are the light of the world. Let your light shine before other, so that they may see your good works & give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
God has made us to be His light in this dark world. Turn up your light today! Burn brighter & brighter as you look to Him! You are the light of this world! Shine today! Never delay!