Saved us and Called Us
1 Timothy 1 9Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, 10But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
Long ago, before the world began, the Lord established a purpose for you and I. When He saw us trapped in a deep pit, sold as slaves, trapped in bondage, and utterly unable to accomplish His purpose for us, He redeemed us by purchasing us with His own life. Now you have obtained such great salvation. Now what?
Hebrews 11 8By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
After having been fought for by the Lord and delivered by Him, we sit in our cubicle, we stand behind our pulpits, we walk our beat, we stare at our computers, we do numerous other activities that we call our occupations because these activities occupy our time. We have a career. We have, as long as the economy is strong, the borders are secure, and our credit is good, a form of security.
But is your soul yawning? Does your heart burn with a dream or passion. A calling? By faith, Abraham, when he was called, obeyed, not knowing how everything was going to work out. But he still left and never turned back.
When you decide to fulfill your purpose and calling, others will have an opinion, and they will not hesitate to offer it to you. It is, in their minds, their duty.
Matthew 26:7There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. 8But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? 9For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.
How much more could you make if you did it the world’s way. How much more ‘successful’. How much more ‘respectable’?