“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)
I stood on the front porch gazing up at the clouds. In that moment, the Lord impressed these words on my heart: “Your house will become a house of prayer and teaching.” I did not know a soul in the new town I had recently moved to and had no idea what God meant by those words. Was He really calling me to teach and pray for women? It was the start of God confirming His calling on my life at that time. Humility is necessary for a teachable heart. To discover our calling, we must set aside our agendas and surrender to God’s. We cannot have a predetermined plan and then invite God to complete it. We need to ask, “What are You calling me to do right here and now?“ God uses life experiences to mold, train, and equip us. Sometimes what we want to hide–the horrible trials we want to forget–are the very things God wants to use the most. No experience is worthless. Everything has value. God uses it all to shape us for our calling. As we seek God’s calling, He will direct our steps and confirm what He says. God will lead you to do things that require you to trust in Him. They will always be perfectly orchestrated and timed to display His honor and glory. What has He called you to do?
Prayer: Father in heaven, thank You that You have good plans for us. You know our every need, deepest desires, and hurting places. Lord, as we seek to know You and the calling You have on us more, I pray that You open the eyes of our heart to see the wonderful things You have planned. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.