I had a conversation with someone I was meeting for the first time and she shared part of her testimony with me.
She shared that she and her husband are pastors of a small church in a local community and their part-time music director had stepped down as she had felt that she was not operating fully in the calling Jesus had for her life. My new found expressed conviction over not doing what she felt she was called to do at the time, prompting a complete life change and change in her career path.
That got me to thinking, am I doing what I’m called to do? Can I truly say that I’m where God wants me and where He called me to?
Before I even imagined picking my family up and moving us across the country, I remember praying, “… Here am I; send me.” Isaiah 6:8 KJV
I didn’t know what that meant when I prayed it. And, it continues to be my prayer.
I want to be in the will of God. I want to do all that He has called me to do. I want to obey Mark 16:15 KJV “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” However that looks for me.
I’ve discovered that there is great satisfaction in being in the will of God, and a terrible restlessness when not in His will. Jesus came to give us rest. He came to seek and to save the lost. He also came to be an example to mankind of how to live. He gave the best example of obeying the call of the Father, no matter how difficult.
*Original Image by Yours Truly 🤍 🌸