I had an interesting conversation with my daughter last night on the way home, one of those conversations that you feel like was meant for teaching yourself as much as your child. The Lord had dealt with what we are “called” to do in a beautiful altar service, and I saw my children yearning to know the Lord’s will and leading in their lives.
As a mom, I would have loved to have been able to go to my kids and hand them a blueprint for the exact plan that the Lord has designed for them. However, there was a sweet peace in my heart, knowing and resting in the fact that the Lord is big enough and completely capable of speaking to them privately.
So, concerning the on-the-way-home conversation…of course, I have no intention of betraying my daughter’s confidence to share the contents...but rather the lesson. Pastor had shared how to discover one's calling, and this is something I think that most people yearn to know. She and I discussed the discovery, and I walked away with a Scriptural example that I know I was not capable of coming up with on my own. I pray it blesses you, as well.
What do you have? What is something that you CAN do? Maybe someone has commented that you are good at it, or maybe you notice that something kind of comes naturally to you that isn’t so easy for someone else. I challenge you to offer to the Lord what you have. I challenge you to bring Him your five loaves of bread and two fish and then allow Him to do with it what only He can do. Does this always round out your calling? Not in my experience.
I believe with all of my heart that just as the servants who chose to use the talents given them by their Master were given more, that when you offer what you can do to the Lord that He opens doors for you to operate in ministry that you never realized you would enjoy. Your passion becomes fueled to do whatever is needed in effort to please Him, knowing that no offering of yours is wasted when the motive is right.
Do what you CAN do, then trust Him to place desires in your heart that can blow your mind. Your purpose is to seek Him, His kingdom and His righteousness first. If you seek His will one day at a time and follow up the seeking with obedience to Him, it’s amazing how you soon discover yourself operating in what He called you to do.
Father, we desire to know Your will for each of our lives. We crave a specific mandate to tell us in detail what path to take. You have given us Your Word and Your Spirit, and You said to live by faith. Help us to trust You one day at a time. Lead on, O Shepherd. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.