Why were you born? Why are you here? There are so many questions many ask in a world that seems to have no real answers. Well I assure you that you are no accident, our Lord knew you before you were in your mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13-14 KJV
Of course our first calling as a Christian is that we are called to the Great Commission Matthew 28:18-20 KJV. We are all called to go into the world and tell others about Jesus and help lead them to be born again. We are all called to be ambassadors for Christ. (It is an honor and privilege).
Jeremiah 29:11 (New Living Translation) What an exciting and comforting scripture. “For I know the plans I have for you, “says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Praise the Lord.
Let me ask you a question? What dreams do you have, what excites you, what fulfills you, where does a special talent lay, of all the things in the world what would you most want to do? When we have a hunger and thirst for the Lord He promises by the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth and shows us things to come. It’s like one great man of God said we have inside information.
Nita and I had an appliance man come out to our home to fix our refrigerator and range. While he was here he said, Conrad I love what I do. You don’t hear that very often. However you could tell he truly did love what he was doing, he had great knowledge of repairing our appliances and he went about it in a manner that showed he enjoyed what he was doing and had great ability to do a good job.
There are people in sports, the building trades, electronics all types of callings. Our Lord can use these talents for His glory. Some people are called to be exhorters, they encourage others to be all they can be, they are invaluable. They are God’s life coaches.
Here is a spiritual principal. God never calls anyone to do anything unless He has given them the ability to do it. That holds true for secular and ministerial callings from the Lord. He has given you the ability to do what He has called you to do and you will love doing it, it will fulfill you and give you pleasure and peace. You will wake up in the morning and be excited about what He will do through you for that day.
For those that are retired, it is never too late, never. These retirement years can be the best years of your life. I know a sister in the Lord, a good friend of ours, the Lord did a miracle in her physical body and through one miracle after another she received a lung donation. She is retired and now goes around speaking to different groups of people including school children and tells about her miracle and is able to share what God has done for her. She absolutely loves what she is doing.
How do you receive direction from the Lord about your destiny and purpose? First of all look up Jeremiah 29:11
and read it out loud to the Lord and ask Him to guide you into what your destiny and purpose is. He promises His eyes are upon the righteous and His ears are open to your prayers. Psalm 34:15.
God bless you all, we will share with you again next Monday, Conrad