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God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. Are you called to be a speaker? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Are you called to help others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen. 1 Peter 4:10-11
The Greek word for called, as used here, is kaleó. The meaning is “I call, summon, invite, name.” Being called by God is a divine summon.
How will you know your calling? Begin with the WORD of God.
His call is good:
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
He called you before you were born:
I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb….. Jeremiah 1:5
His call and gifts are permanent:
For God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn. Romans 11:29
Look for affirmation when you are sensing God's leading.
• Through alignment of circumstances
• Prayerful impressions by the Holy Spirit
• Counsel of others
• Reflecting upon our deepest desires
• Analyzing with wisdom
• Insight from the Word
Your call does not change. But,at times, your current assignment may not match up to that call or even appear to be connected.
Accept where you are currently assigned and be at peace!
And don’t be wishing you were someplace else or with someone else. Where you are right now is God’s place for you. Live and obey and love and believe right there…. 1Corinthians 7:17 The Message
• Obedience releases opportunity
• Always be prepared
Here are a few examples of calling vs assignment. Can you relate to any of them?
Calling: Business executive requiring advanced education
Current Assignment: Administrative Assistant position, contribute financially to household.
Preparation: Stay in the Word, find a mentor in your field.
Calling: Bible Teacher/Student of the Word
Current Assignment: Wife/Mom.
Preparation: Stay in the Word, attend studies led by others, develop teachings as part of your study time, and teach your children age appropriate lessons.
Calling: Women’s Ministry Leader/Pastor
Current Assignment: Working full time outside the home, wife, mom.
Preparation: Stay in the Word, participate/volunteer in women’s ministry at your church as your life allows.
Sometimes, it is not that the opportunity isn’t in front of you. Perhaps it isn’t happening because God doesn’t think you are ready. Maybe He needs you to stay in the Word and draw closer to Him!
Do you feel that you know the call God has on your life, and is so, what is that call?
What is your current assignment? How does that fit into the call on your life?
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
We know how you feel. Your body aches. You’re tired. You are worn “slap dab out” as we say in the South. You wonder if anyone can even relate with what is going on in your life.
You ask yourself if there is anyone out there who needs to go back to bed, but can’t? Is there anyone else who needs the stamina and strength to put one foot in from of the other? Anyone out there whose day is so bad they wonder how they will get through without collapsing or falling on the floor and bursting into tears.
Can I share something with you from those who have walked the path before you? Exhaustion, weariness, sleeplessness, constant tiredness…we’ve all experienced it and we understand. Go ahead and ask for help. We will not view you as weak or a bad mother.
We understand you don’t want anyone to know what is going on. You want to look like a perfect mother with a perfect family. Can we remind you….there is no such thing, but we will keep your secret. We tried that too.
We know people tell you it could be a lot worse, but our own reality is the only one we know. Go ahead and wallow in your woes for a moment. Cry. Have a pity party. Just don’t stay there too long. We will even let you lay on our shoulder and pet your hair while you cry. We understand and we love you.
From one mama’s heart to another, you are never alone. Ever.
God gave us strength and he will give you the strength to survive. The thing we must realize is that we cannot please everyone. Cannot make everyone happy. Cannot fix anyone. Cannot have the solution to every problem. But we go to the one who can. God.
Every mother’s story has its own ups and downs, but the solution is the same.
He is our refuge. He is our shelter. He is our strength.
Keep in mind that you are not doing this all on your own.
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all this through Christ who gives me strength.”
Tammy Whitehurst travels and speaks full time as a motivational speaker. She is the founder of Joy for the Journey and Co-Owner of Christian Communicators. Visit Tammy's Website
Monday, August 1, 2016
"Becoming a woman of power does not mean becoming a woman who controls and dominates. It does mean becoming a woman who influences her marriage, home, family, workplace, and faith community in a positive and edifying way. A woman of power builds up rather than tearing down." Lesson 1, Becoming a Woman of Power with God
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