Fulfilling the Call
The world often seems to ask, “What’s your big plan?”
We often focus on what we think we should do while God is concerned with who he wants us to be on the inside.
Instead of lofty ambitions—things you think God wants us to do—it is better to focus on what God has already put in front of us. The world, the flesh and the devil all want to interrupt that simplicity, so it is important to realize that it isn’t always a completed goal which is the most important, but the process.
This time spent waiting in the process allows us to develop our gift instead of focusing on how we’re fulfilling our call. That can be difficult, because time spent resting with God and allowing him to change us might not feel like we are doing anything at all.
To be honest, often, when we are living out our calling, it doesn’t look like a calling. Rather, it looks like we are only making the best of a bad situation. It isn’t until later, when looking back, that we can see the hand of God.
There are nights we go to bed discouraged that we didn’t finish enough tasks, while God could be saying, “Good job today.” We don’t have to perform because, as redeemed children, we live in his pleasure.
It doesn’t mean there isn’t work to do, and some of us will always be action oriented. In the story of Mary and Martha in Luke 10:38-42, Christ didn’t say that Martha was wrong to be doing what she felt she needed, just that Mary had chosen the better part. And, what she had chosen could not be taken from her.
Here at Safe Place we want to strive to be faithful and present, keeping our ears tuned to Christ. Remember, in your own life, “Fulfilling the call” might be right in front of you. There may be nothing else you need to do or plan.