Accepting the Call
Updated: Apr 8, 2019
Discernment is a struggle for me. This idea of blogging and becoming a speaker, for instance, has appealed to me for over a year. Is it my own idea or is it from God? I've had plenty of encouragement along the way but does that make it God's call? Encouragement is a positive first step toward self confidence. When I get a blog idea, I sit down at the computer and start typing. Is it from God because the words roll off my fingers as I type? Would God really choose to use me in this way?
God chooses the most unlikely people to speak His truth. All over the bible we see God choosing the least likely and doing amazing things in them and through them for His glory.
Posting this blog and overcoming self doubt through my writing is drawing me closer to God. If others are inspired along the way then praise be to God! If this is God's call, then God will equip me. I will trust that God will use me for God's good, whether it ends today, or years from now.
Will I get to the speaking part of this endeavor? I do not know. If I do then, praise be to God, if I don't then that is not God's will for me. Discernment is important. It's important to pray for God's will to be done. But it's equally important that we trust God and recognize that the evil one is out to destroy the good.
In 1 Corinthians 12 we learn that we are all made to be God's hands and feet in this world together. We are all made differently, to come together for God's glory. God made us to work for His good! Amazing.
My prayer for all of us today is that we clearly see the gifts God has given, together we word for God's glory. I pray we are open to sharing and discerning God's gifts for each of us! I pray we step out in our faith with bold confidence. When we are unsure, we trust God's will be done. Amen