Raising your children to love and serve Jesus is fulfilling one of God’s highest callings upon your life.
What good is a path that doesn’t carry us to the edge of our capacity and then beyond that place? A true calling involves a great exposure before it can become a genuine refuge.
Whether we want to admit it or not, we are dependent on other pray-ers. In Matthew 9:38 Jesus said, “Pray ye, therefore, the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth laborers into His harvest.” Am I a laborer because someone, some time, some place, obeyed Jesus’ command and prayed that God would send forth a laborer to the field in which I’m working? This is a humbling thought, and removes all the ego and pride about my ministry, my calling. Because somebody prayed, did I CHANGE into God’s laborer?
If I have found my journey to be a maddening tangle of wandering ‘rabbit-trails,’ a labyrinth of incessantly circular passages to nowhere and back, and a plethora of assorted ‘dead-ends’ fraudulently disguised as paths of great promise, it can only be because I have mindlessly exchanged God’s compass for mine. Therefore, it would appear that another exchange might be in order.
I was born to serve.
Your calling is God trust to you
Toughened or coarsened by their worldly lives, the other dissenters could shrug and move on, but Souter couldn’t. His whole life was being a judge.
At its best, this is my calling. At its worst, it is a mad compulsion that I just can’t shake.
This is my life.
This is my calling.
God beckons me to exhilarating adventures that are without number, beyond all conceivable boundaries, and effortlessly eclipse the furthest reaches of my imagination, all while I sit languishing in stifling adventures of my own limited creation.