… because God is calling.
Yesterday at Anchor, Ps Sandra spoke about each one having a special calling in his or her life.
We are called. But what are we called to do? Jesus told His disciples, “follow Me and I will make you into something”. He calls us to do something and empowers us to do what needs to be done.
In Romans 12:3, it says “Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment…” but I do not believe the Bible meant for us to think of ourselves as nobodys, instead I believe this pertains to the significance that all of us have in God’s eyes. C.S. Lewis put it this way and hits it spot on, as always…”I would prefer to combat the ‘I’m special’ feeling not by the thought ‘I’m no more special than anyone else’ but by the feeling ‘Everyone is as special as me.’ In one way there is no difference, I grant, for both remove the speciality. But there is a difference in another way. The first might lead you to think, ‘I’m only one of the crowd like anyone else’. But the second leads to the truth that there isn’t any crowd. No one is like anyone else. All are ‘members’ (organs) in the Body of Christ [I Corinthians 12:27]. All different and all necessary to the whole and to one another: each loved by God individually, as if it were the only creature in existence. Otherwise you might get the idea that God is like the government which can only deal with the people as the mass.”
So yes, we must continue to hold ourselves in the light that we are special, God obviously thought so too, to have to gone to so much trouble to save us and give us a purpose in life. So take heart, brace yourself for what you were called to do. It might sound trite but it is true nonetheless that “where God guides, He will provide”.