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Two Callings that Will Change Your Life

Updated: Oct 25, 2021



Scripture: Genesis 12:1-2 (NLT)

The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others.”

Photo credit: Denys Nevozhai

Observation

God called Abraham to make a move to pack up, leave the life he is known and used to, and go to someone that he may not even know. The funny thing is God not only called Abraham to know something scary; he called him to do something that would be a blessing to his life. Abraham does not know what the blessing will be until he accepts the call to move. Two calls that will change your life are first the calling to be saved and the second to serve. God calls everyone to believe in his Son Christ Jesus, so we, too, can be saved through Him. Then we are to pay it forward and save someone else. Being a benefit to others is a natural part of our life calling. God rarely calls us to live to please ourselves. So if your life is full of selfishness, you haven’t accepted your calling yet.


The scripture tells us that God calls Abraham to move and be blessed and a blessing to others. The highlight of Abraham’s life is where others are being blessed. A gift that flows continually will make the world a better place for everyone. I encourage you to accept the calling that God’s place in your life for you to save others using whatever skill and resource He has provided for you; otherwise, you are just living to survive and not to thrive. Accept the callings God has placed on your life because that is the reason He created you.

Application:

Whatever God’s calling on your life, He is the one who is doing the result, not you. Therefore:


1. Let God direct your step, don’t decide what you are going to do,

2. Don’t have it with God; let God have it with you

3. Take the risk to go where you don’t know; trust that God will lead you to where he knows

4. Stop seeking success and let God bring the success to you.

5. Our calling can be personal and impersonal. The call to salvation is personal, but the call to our life’s purpose is impersonal.

Reflection

We are almost at the end of the year, so get ready. God is about to call you to make a move.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, give me the courage to do all that you are calling me to do. I am ready to surrender to you because your plan for my life is all I need to be complete.


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