10 Inspirations for Pursuing Your Calling
Pursuing your calling may be one of the most exciting and important things you do in life. Moving forward often involves assessing your giftedness and strengths, contemplating your life story, considering passion, seeking wise counsel, stepping out in faith, and prayer. However you choose to move forward, an encouraging and comforting Scripture to keep in mind, comes from the Book of Ephesians.
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10 NLT
Here are ten inspirations when pursuing your high calling. I first wrote about them in “Beautifully Gifted.”
1. I am not sure I can do what God is calling me to do…
Be obedient to God and He will give you everything that you need.
For assuredly, I say to you if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, Move from here to there, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. ~Matthew 17:20
2. I can’t do this alone…
Dare to go where you believe God is calling you.
I will certainly be with you. ~Exodus 3:12
3. I am afraid to move into unfamiliar and uncharted territory…
Go for it anyway.
For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind. ~2 Timothy 1:7
4. I feel inadequate to do this…
Do it anyway.
Whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive. ~Matthew 21:22
5. I don’t know what to do…
I will teach you what to do. ~Exodus 4:15
6. Life sometimes has a way of getting us off track…
Put first things first.
Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:3-5
7. I don’t know what to say…
Open your mouth.
For the Holy Spirit will teach you that very hour what you ought to say.
8. I don’t want to deal with opposition…
Expect it, it’s coming.
He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. ~John 4:4b
9. Realize failure is part of life…
If you fail, pick yourself up and keep moving forward.
With men it is impossible, but with God all things are possible. ~Matthew 19:26
10. Your gifts are to be used for His glory…
Remember it is God that is calling you to go.
You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. ~John 15:16
The original inspiration came from Kent M. Keith’s “The Paradoxical Commandments.”