Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Created With a Calling

“A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame or money, but even practices it without any hope of doing it well.” –C.K. Chesterton

Look no further than your fingerprint; it’s an original.  Your physical features and personality attributes are custom designed by the Creator.  Your talents and gifts correspond with your calling, and in the right time God will anoint you to do that which you are called.  In other words God will promote you!  If God gives you a pen, then don’t wish to be an artist with a paintbrush—be an anointed penman.  If God gives you a guitar, then don’t envy the lead singer with a microphone—be an anointed musician.  Be what you were created to be to glorify the Creator.  

Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you [as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I separated and set you apart, consecrating you… (Jeremiah 1:5, AMP). 

3 comments :

  1. I remind my students constantly that they must find within themselves what they have been created to excel at, and then pursue excellence in it. Many people spend their entire lives pressing to excel at something they were not created with the skill sets to do ... and though they will no doubt improve in their ability to perform, they will never have peace nor true success because they are determined to push a plow not meant for them.

    Modern education leadership decisions have stripped most schools of any recognizable art and tech programs ... and athletics has taken a massive hit as well. They result is the forced conformation of all students to fit one mold ... college. Any students who do not fit that mold will find their formative educational experiences to be extremely turbulent.

    It is therefore vital for the believer, especially, to seek God to find His purpose ... in that is a successful life ... and as you said, it is vital that we don't envy another's talent and assume it to be our own calling ... that is a terrible mistake.

    Great post!

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  3. I really appreciate your insightful comments. You are an annointed and talented writer, Patrick. God bless.

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