1 The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.
2 “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
Abraham had a mighty task ahead of him – a great calling upon his life, if you will. He was to leave his people, his family and become a nomad – wandering, searching for a place that God would allow him to call home. He would become the father of an entire nation of people – he was to serve God and raise a nation that would do likewise.
Many of us would not want such a responsibility on our shoulders. I’m sure we’d cry out “God, not me” when told to give up all that we know – and whom we know – to go to a place that God instructs. Well, I know a little about that – I’ve experienced firsthand the call of God to leave everyone and everything you know and travel to places unknown with people unknown. But my story isn’t isolated. You, too, have been called – maybe not to leave everyone you know – but you are called to do something for God that only you can do! Each of us has gifts and talents to be used for the Lord and that responsibility is for us to accomplish God’s will in our lives.
So many times we look at the pastor, the leaders, etc. and we watch the calling on their lives as if we don’t have one of our own! Each person in the body of Christ is called. Romans 8:28 tells us that all things work together for the good of them that love God and are the called according to His purpose. Is that just for preachers, evangelists and other leaders? No, that’s a promise for every born again believer! You have been called! The question then becomes what have you been called to do? If you don’t know, I encourage you to fast and pray for the answer. When you find out your life’s purpose – then know that God will bless you and make you a blessing to others – just like He did for Abraham.
c/Candie A. Price