I sometimes wonder; If I am following God’s plan and listening to the leading of the Holy Spirit, shouldn’t I expect it to be easy to live out my calling? I have often felt like I should have a better idea of how to walk out God’s plan and purpose for my life, but that is not the case. It may sound crazy, but I am still so perplexed as to where God is leading me. However, what I do know for certain is that God has called me for a purpose and part of that purpose involves writing to encourage women to live more mindful. And I am equally certain that He has called you for a unique calling and purpose as well.
Your calling is just that a calling. You are called to a particular place, a particular group of people, and for a particular purpose. But, when God calls, He calls us to to a life of faith and obedience.
Hebrews 11:8 says…
By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.
Abraham was called by God to go to a place that he was not familiar with, a place of fulfillment, a place of a promised inheritence. Do you ever wonder why God lead Abraham to a promised inheritence blindly, and why Abraham obeyed, without giving up on his calling?
First and foremost, he knew that God was looking our for his best interest. Abraham had history with God; a relationship, and had learned to trust in God. So much so that when God asked him to sacrifice his beloved son, Isaac on the alter, He went in obedience, all the while knowing and trusting in God’s faithfulness.
Secondly, it is by faith that Abraham was called. Faith in God; His power, wisdom, and provision.
It is God’s will and pleasure that we receive our inheretance, the promise of our calling, to have our dreams fulfilled. However, we do not have enough knowledge and wisdom to walk out our calling on our own. And God knows that if He reveals to much to us too soon we may start to rely on self-knowledge and power to reach our dreams and fulfill our purpose for which He has called us to, without much need for Him.
Without God’s guidance we may end up on a path or journey He never intended us to travel and discover that we are in that place without joy, peace, or fulfillment, and asking ourselves, “How did I get here?” I can attest to this very thing myself.
So, if you are considering abandoning your calling, I want to encourage you to consider if… just maybe… you have gotten off the path of your true calling? If so, consider recommitting to getting back on track to following God’s plan and purpose for your life.
Mindful Living Tip: Set aside a dedicated time real soon to connect with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit of God is always there within your God-space, the place reserved for just the two of you to connect, to talk. The God-space is a place for you to go to get wisdom, support, guidance, and encouragement for you life’s calling and for your faith journey.