Monday, February 10, 2014

Rise up

For far too long we have sat around idly while the world goes on around us. What are we doing?


It’s time we throw off everything that hold us back and step in to the calling God has for us. What is that calling you ask? I wish I could answer that for you but that is something you and God have to wrestle about.


Some people have that calling that came at a young age that we just kind of let hang around but not really do anything with it. Some have yet to find their calling. Some are content to not know their calling, just let the world slip by and hope to make it through another day.


Romans 12:3-9 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.


You see my calling is different than your calling. I think sometimes we want to make our calling look like someone else. We don’t feel like we are good enough or what gifts we are given are significant enough to matter so we simply ignore them. However, it takes everyone walking in their calling to make the body function as a whole. You wouldn’t bake a cake and leave out the flour because it wouldn’t come out right. So why do we just choose to be content to just survive the days and weeks and months?


I urge you to begin having dialogue with God and ask Him what He has for you. The Bible tells us to work out our salvation with fear and trepidation and sometimes it is just that, scary but being obedient to God is better than having your own personal “Jonah moment”.


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