“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Psalm 56:3
In his book, “What Are You Afraid Of?” Dr. David Jeremiah writing on what God calls us to do says: “God has never called anyone to a task and then abandoned him or her by the side of the road. So if we fear what God wants us to do, our perspective needs adjusting so that we focus not on the size of the job but on the size of God.”
How do you know what God’s calling you to do?
Here are seven ways:
- There’s a burden on your heart you can’t shake.
- There is a specific person you know of who needs your help.
- The Scripture passage that you read encourages you to have faith and step out.
- When you pray, you have a sense that God is asking you to act.
- You don’t have time, but you have a seed of faith.
- God brings someone into your life to encourage your calling (your spouse, your pastor, a godly friend.)
- You feel as if you can’t do it alone.
There are many things that can occupy our time—there always will be. There are good things we can devote our lives to, but the most important things are the God things.
When you do decide to step out, your schedule won’t automatically clear. It never does. Instead, God will show up. He will give you extra wisdom, energy, resources and strength. But mostly He will give you Himself!
And when you have Him, you have everything. And when you give others the knowledge of Him, they can have Him too. And when lives around you are transformed, all the stuff you were busy with doesn’t seem as important any more.
And God is glorified because it’ll be clear to everyone that it’s Him doing the work!
How about you? What do you feel God calling you to? What are you doing about it?
By John Grant
John Grant is a former Florida State Senator and is a practicing attorney
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