Devotional
CALLED OF GOD

CALLED OF GOD

“Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches.” ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

1 Corinthians‬ ‮7:17‬ ‮NIV

The purpose of God’s call is for all those He has called to serve Him, a service that has liberty in it and not bondage.

After salvation, a man is further called to grow in Christian virtue; a call to walk with God, learn of Him; and then to serve by good works. A man need not be specifically cut out for the mainstream ministry, doing the work of an apostle, evangelist, prophet, pastor or teacher before he can be described as one called. Every believer has been called.

1 Corinthians 1:26 “For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called” from this text, we see that the bible refers to the calling to salvation as the call of the believer.

Romans 8:28 “and we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose”. From here again we see another text to identify those whom the bible says are the called, this verse particularly says “those who love God” then adds “those who are the called according to His purpose”. Literally speaking, it even suggests that if all I know is that I love God as a believer, that’s enough proof that I’m called.

There is nothing to fear in the call of God for it is even the Holy ghost that aids us in our call to service. The Spirit distributes the gifts as He sees fit and then call us into a field of service that utilizes those gifts.

Generically every Christian has a call on his/her life– The call to bring others to the knowledge of Jesus; relatives, friends, colleagues, neighbor. The truth is there are people you can better reach and convince about Jesus than a pastor or an evangelist would and so in that situation God doesn’t need anymore evangelist than he needs you. As a Christian you’ve equally been called to use your gift to serve the body of Christ, in this case your local church. You’ve been called of God to use that ability, be it a skill like singing, organizing, having a warm spirit that welcomes people or a supernatural gift like teaching, counselling etc. 

As we faithfully serve using our ability within the general space of service, gradually the Lord begins to guide into His specific plan and purposes for our lives. This is how we live fulfilled lives, by fulfilling God’s plan and purposes.

Further Reading: 1 Peter 2:9-10, Ephesians 2:10

CONFESSION: Thank you Father for your grace and calling upon me dear Father. I embrace it and bear fruit in it to your glory in Jesus name.

THERE IS LOVE IN SHARING