Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Called

So many of us are walking around living our lives in an "Am I called?" state of mind.
We wonder if there is any specific purpose for us. We're confused about what we're supposed to be doing in life.
Our vision seems hazy, and in that there is no real vision.
Not for future.
Not for now.
Not for what we've been through in our past.
We feel like we're floundering in a way, kind of on this mediocre roller coaster ride... waiting for things to speed up and get exciting... hoping that they will... but with this thought somewhere in us that the exciting ride "must not be meant for me."
So we meander through life, watching other people on the thrill ride, wishing that was us... but settling for a mundane everyday that is often brought low through frustrating emotions and unexpected (yet anticipated) dips.

But what if we lived our lives in a different state of mind?
What if we clothed ourselves in truth? Outfitted our minds with the gear that says "And we know that in all things God works for the good for those who love Him, who have been called according to to His purpose." Romans 8:28

...YOU ARE CALLED...

We should not live our lives in an Am-I-Called state of mind, but instead in an I-Am-Called state of mind.

...YOU ARE CALLED...

...according to His purposes if you love Him.
Did you hear that?
He has a purpose... for you!!!
Not a vague, wandering, hazy kind of purpose, but a driven, you were created for this, point-blank purpose.
He placed specific strengths and talents and gifts and skills in you to accomplish the purpose you were created for.

There is a thrill ride, an extravagant roller coaster, with crazy heights and insane loops and, yes, even some scary drops... that we can ride with confidence and joy knowing our God is with us on the entire thing... and that we are right smack in the middle of His plan for our life.
Not a boring, mundane everyday plan, but a thrill of an adventure!!!

Choose to walk out your everyday knowing that YOU ARE CALLED and just watch at how your perspective starts to change, how your experiences will begin to morph.

It's not, "Am I called to go talk to that woman who seems to be hurting over there?"
It's, "I am called to go talk to that woman who seems to be hurting over there! So I'll go."

It's not, "Am I called to step in and help that organization that's been on my heart?"
It's, "I am called to take care of the widows and orphans. So I will."

It's not "Am I called to do _______? I've always been drawn to it, but I'm not sure."
It's "I am called to do _______. I'm drawn to it because my Creator created me with the exact set of strengths and skills that will meet that need and fulfill that vision."

...YOU ARE CALLED...

Live your everyday knowing that YOU ARE CALLED, whether you feel like it or sometimes not.
YOU ARE CALLED, according to His purposes.
YOU ARE CALLED to make a difference and be light to the world and embrace what He has put in you.
YOU ARE CALLED.

Now go and walk it out.



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