First of all the topic for this week changed last minute… we are going to look at the word “calling”…. well because I felt that tug.
I have had several lengthy conversations in the past few weeks about callings. Somewhere in this complicated life filled with technology, many Christians around me attach your calling to these big, HUGE, plans. They put an incredible amount of expectations on their life. And in my recent observations, these expectations have caused a crippling effect caused from fear. At the same time, the concentration on this “big” calling becomes blinders.
Now, I am not saying that your calling isn’t huge, big. What I am saying is that in this Pinterest, instagram comparison, everyone is watching world – you may be so distracted in measuring up to others- that you are missing the many other callings. I wish someone had sat me down at a younger age and studied callings with me. I look back at different seasons, times, experiences, where I KNOW I missed a calling. I ignored the tug. It was too small. God is so big. He has BIG plans for me- so this isn’t for me moments.
Now I find callings can be found in jobs, relationships, random street passings. My callings have changed many times and I may have multiple going on at one time. It may be something God has me start or stop. He may call me to go or stay. I still struggle with being able to discern is it his tug or my own desires causing the tug. Slow down. Cut out distractions. Listen. Pay attention to the tugs. His tugs (AKA Callings) will always cause once you surrender. His callings will always be coincide by anything needed. Pay attention because I also find God sneaks in confirmations all the time if you are listening. DOn’t focus on the Facebook, instagram, Pinterest callings – what may be small to you maybe HUGE to someone in your callings path- don’t ever underestimate that.8
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28 (NIV)
PS- In 2020 to help hear better, be less distracted- I am focusing one day a month of no screen time. To be sure that this wasn’t “scheduled” around by wants- my husband randomly picked numbers to create the schedule. First one is later this week.