I just came back from IAOGI (Independent Assemblies of God International) Canada National Convention 2018 last week. This is my first conference since I got ordained in January this year. And it was pretty life-changing since God was speaking to me through every session, giving me confirmations and answering my questions. These past few days, He stirred my heart so much about ‘personal calling’ and that’s what I’m gonna share today.
I mean, have you ever think about it? What is the purpose of your life? If you haven’t think about it, you better do it soon. ‘Cause it is what makes your life worth living!
IT IS PERSONAL
Personal calling has the word ‘personal’ in it for a reason. It is meant to be personal, you guys! It is specifically for you and there’s no one in this world can do it better than you. You may see the vision that God has put in you as something too big for you to handle. Or you may think less of yourself and thought of someone else to be the better candidate for it. But guess what? It is for you and there’s no one can do it better than you!
Isn’t that amazing that He wants you and only you? *sobs*
It is also personal in a sense of no one will understand you for this. Your surroundings maybe don’t get it. Your loved ones may not support it but that’s okay. You don’t need to push them to accept it or beg them to help you do it. Each and every one of us has our own portions of His heart. So focus on yours and let them do theirs. Let Holy Spirit work in them and reveal what theirs.
BE READY TO RECEIVE
The thing with visions is, most of the time, the spiritual vision that God puts in your heart is in contrast to the situation you’re in. And that’s pretty normal. It’s needed to grow our faith in Him, to know that He is a living God.
Instead of drowning in confusion, try to focus on what God directs you to do in this season. He who has put His vision in your heart is the One who will work in you. He will lead you to do it step by step. He’ll open the doors for you and provide what you need. He’ll empower you and put His Spirit in you.
This is the time when we have to exercise our faith in Him and be a mature Christian. Trust Him in the time of uncertainties and helpless situations. Try to find more convictions and confirmations on His visions in you. Remember His faithfulness and grace in your life. He is a God who always delivers His promises, isn’t He?
Lastly, don’t be ashamed of His visions in your life! Don’t be ashamed of what you are and what you do, as long as you do it for Him who deserves all the glory. About this, we’re the only one who knows about this. It’s between you and God. So check on the motivations of our hearts regularly. Use vulnerability and humility as our coverings.
And if you have done it, you don’t need to be hesitant to share about His missions in your life. The persecution will come as Jesus said in Mark 10:29-30, but as Roberts Liardon said in the convention, “If you’re gonna be persecuted anyway, might as well do it first class!” And to me, that means to do it boldly.
“Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.”
(1 Corinthians 1:26-27)
Be strong in the grace,