Now What Did I Do With My Calling
My calling has not changed since Jesus came into my life some 40 odd years ago sitting under an oak tree somewhere in Canada. When Jesus came into my life at that specific time he also showed me His calling for my life although I probably didn’t realize it at the time as I had no idea how to process the experience I was going through.
Going from a young Jewish man of 23 to a believer in Jesus in an instant, actually over night as I camped out alone under this tree. Waking in the morning with a new life that later I found out was being born again.
Leaving the oak tree behind I walked down that path with not only a new outlook on life but Jesus’ love burning in my heart. All I wanted to do was tell others about him. I did just that for some time, at least the little I knew or understood. The fire burning in my heart was nothing less than being filled with the holy spirit.
Not long after I met my church of Christians who were able to spoon feed me the daily food I needed to grow inside spiritually and get to know intimately this new friend that transplanted my heart in an instant.
My calling was clear. To share God’s love with others through Jesus. The means and gifts and talents and missions that God gave me varied over the years but my calling remained the same.
‘The gifts and calling of God are without repentance’ (Romans 11:28 KJV) and if I may add to that, I can remember someone once telling me that it also means that God doesn’t change his mind when he passes out the talents and he knows who to give them to.
Each one of us was called the day we made the decision to live for Jesus. I believe that calling does not change, it remains the same. The difficulty was, as time wore on and I became encumbered with the cares of this world, relationships, family, children, friends, habits, work, supply, health and the myriad of problems that are associated with each, I lost sight of the most important job God gave me to do, and that is my calling.
It’s no wonder that for so many years I felt God was purposely keeping that elusive calling from me when all the time it already had been given to me in the beginning. The calling never changed. I did.
Let me put it this way. He wouldn’t save us without a calling. It’s there, it always has been. Just go back to the beginning and get it off the shelf.
Posted on April 14, 2013, in Faith and tagged belief, bible, christianity, commitment, discipleship, faith, God, insight, Jesus, life, obedience, prayer, your calling. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.