Does Every Christian Have A Calling?

If you haven’t figured out by now, I’ve a calling to write about God and the awesome manner in which He’s revealed Himself through Christ.

This calling coexists quite well from the comfort of my home, or any Courtyard Hotel I may be posting from.

The computer leaves me without excuse to reach the lost with good news from above.

The question today is; does every Christian have a calling, or, are some simply there as passengers on the bus, driven by others?

I’m never sure of anything, until of course, I find confirmation in Scripture.

Let’s take a look at Isaiah 54.

Raise a glad cry, you barren one who did not bear,
Break forth in jubilant song, you who were not in labor,
For more numerous are the children of the deserted wife
than the children of her who has a husband,
says the LORD.
Enlarge the space for your tent,
spread out your tent cloths unsparingly;
lengthen your ropes and make firm your stakes.
For you shall spread abroad to the right and to the left;
your descendants shall dispossess the nations
and shall people the desolate cities.

Everything that happens is orchestrated by God.

This morning, before reading today’s Old Testament Liturgy I heard excerpts from the late Pastor of the Greater Grace World Outreach.

He was talking to students asking how they’ll start a ministry after they graduate, when they haven’t tried one while studying?

Some Bible Scholars (remember I’m not one) might disagree with my commentary on Isaiah 54, but it’s my opinion the “barren one” addressed in the first verse applies to every one of us.

Before allowing Christ to dwell within we’re barren and not able to spread anything but “self.”

Once we’ve been called, then the fun begins and our ministry unfolds.

It doesn’t matter if we can’t teach or preach or write or cook, God’s wish is to take that seemingly insignificant gift and touch the world around us.

What greater example could there be than Mother Teresa?

She had a tiny gift of compassion, but an extremely basic set of skills.

Since she believed in Isaiah 54, nothing could stop her.

Her heart for the sick and dying touched the world and won her the Nobel Peace Prize.

You’re just as important to God as Mother Teresa and His power to multiply and help others through you rivals hers.

What will your ministry be?


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