Identity- “Be who God created you to be”
He’s the Potter, you’re the clay. Let Him mold you. You’re His creation.
People (family, friends, etc.) may try to get you to conform to their ways, ideas, and standards. Even though their ways may seem right or have good intentions, it’s either not right or it’s simply not God’s best & perfect will and path for you.
The personality you have is the personality God gave you before birth. He’s the One that fashions you and knew you before you were born & before you were created in your mother’s womb.
Know yourself (your limitations, strengths, weaknesses, likes/dislikes, interests, personality types you can handle, etc.)
If you’re not sure of who you are, then Jesus will help & give you an identity in Him. Ask Him. He will reveal to you what His calling and identity is for you. Trust & obey Him.
God has plans for you that will not harm you, but will give you a good future and hope (Jeremiah 29:11).
Calling - “Be who God called you to be”
We all have a calling. God said that He knew you before you were born and that He has plans for you concerning your future and to give you hope.
To have a calling simply means to be set out to do something; kind of like an assignment in life designed by God just for you.
God’s plans for you make up His calling for you.
Unfortunately, many people are not living out their calling. No wonder they appear miserable and dissatisfied (which shows in their behavior & attitude) because they’re in the wrong calling.
You’ll know you’re in the right calling when you have so much peace, enjoyment, and desire for what you do. You’ll be driven to do it & passionate about it.
You’ll love it because it’s so satisfying and fulfilling. You won’t care about how much it pays because it’s worth living. You’re not in it for the money, but yet you will be taken care of no matter what because where God guides you, He provides.
When you’re in His calling, you’ll trust and know that He’s in control and will meet your needs.
Your calling should not be too burdensome and miserable for you. God would never call you into something and make it painful where you can’t do it. He’s not the author of confusion, but of peace.
Of course, you’ll meet challenges but they won’t or shouldn’t be overwhelming to the point where you leave or want to leave your calling.
It’s only when you’re not in your calling, that you experience overwhelming challenges, pain, stress, & heavy burdens (physically & spiritually).
But in your calling, you love it so much that you don’t care or worry about the costs of doing it or the risks & dangers involved. If you’re a believer in Christ Jesus, then you know that the Lord is with you wherever you go. Again, where God guides, He provides.
Warning: Don’t be deceived. If you love doing something that is obviously not of God, wicked & sinful then that is not God’s calling, but the devil’s calling.
Yes, the devil has a calling on your life too. His calling is to steal, kill, & destroy you from God’s call on your life & from having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
So if you’re not living out God’s calling on your life, you’re automatically living in the devil’s call on you.
Whose calling will you answer?
Please, I pray you find your calling, which can only, truly, be found in Jesus Christ. In Him is the fulfillment of all you need in life. In Him, He’ll make you a new creation; a new, better, you!
Check Out: 2 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 11:29