March 1, 2018

March 1, 2018

 

When is it enough? I feel like that sometimes. When I feel like God is asking me for something, I often wonder this. Didn’t I give up my career for ministry? Didn’t I give up the club life for Bible study? Didn’t I give up the lavish life to live a simple life in your graces? It’s easy when God asks something from us, to look back and wonder, haven’t I done enough?

 

We tend to compare ourselves too. We look at people around us. Instead of asking God what he wants for our life, we look to others and live comfortably on the fact that I’m doing more than “blank.”

 

What if we’ve missed it somewhere. What if instead of seeing God’s calling on our life as a “request” we should see an opportunity. What if God isn’t taking away things from our life, but what is he is actually giving them to us. What if, the things he calls us to, are less for him, and more about us?
Ephesians 2:10 says it this way. We are his workmanship. We are his creation and he created us for these things, these works, that he set in place for us, long before we were ever born. What if, God’s calling on your life isn’t a sacrifice at all. What if the things we’re called to by God aren’t a deviation from the ideal path. Instead, these callings are an invitation back to the life, the story, the person we were created to be in the first place. What if God wants more FOR you and not more FROM you?