"But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine." Isaiah 43:1 (ESV)
I am fascinated by stories of people who find their call in life by accident. I have a sister in Christ who is a wife, mother and teacher and found her calling after she got off work and took care of her family. Through helping others, God opened the doors for Creation Living Center to begin. My sister in Christ and her family are still in the business of helping others, but in a much greater measure.
I heard someone call this kind of thing going "from a fall to a call." You just so happen to fall into a different career and it becomes your call. While being immersed in the world of Early Childhood Education I have heard many other people talk about the same concept. The interesting thing is that God is not surprised with such life altering moves. I believe He plans it all along.
I know for sure that God calls us by name for a purpose. Our callings might be different but I believe our purpose is to glorify Him through serving others. I am thankful that God doesn't waste His purposes for us. Everything He allows us to experience can build our confidence in His calling and preparation to serve Him well.
The trick for me is not to be so concerned about my future assignment that I forsake my current one. There is great wealth in being content and satisfied with our current assignment. Actually, there is "great gain" in having the correct attitude about it.
This morning I woke up and I told myself I will attain great gain by being content where I am. I have been really encouraged by my sister in Christ who shared her testimony of going from a fall to a call. I see God's faithfulness in her life and it makes me smile.
Friend, God has called you, there is no doubt about it. I wonder if like me, you are often tempted to skip the current class you are taking thinking about the next one. I wonder if like me, you wonder why in the world must I go through certain challenges in life. Because we belong to God, His ownership includes the direction of our lives. Let's give Him our complete trust.
I encourage you and I do put a smile on our faces that comes from a content and thankful heart. Our assurance comes from a God who has the master plan for our lives. Our hope is to glorify Him and represent Him well in every season or circumstance in life.
It's gonna be a great day. Go out there and exercise your calling with a joyful attitude. I certainly will!