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Article – What is God’s Call for You?
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Article – What is God’s
Call for You?
Have you struggled with trying to figure
out what is God’s call for your life? Do you
wonder if you are in the right career or if you are
doing the right things? I remember vividly while in
high school trying to figure out what to major in
when I went to college. I was tormented with picking
the wrong major. I desperately wanted to be in God’s
will. I remember saying God if you will just put a
note on my pillow then I will know what to do. Guess
what, I never got the note on my pillow.
What I did not understand then, but
understand better now is God can use me in whatever
I do. God was not going to narrowly focus my career
path. He wanted me to use the talents and gifts he
gave me. He also wanted me to use my own decision
making skills to pick a major that fit with my gifts.
When I look back over my career and various jobs I
can see how God used me in each job to glorify him.
Even the jobs I did not like very much God used me
and blessed me with certain co-workers who helped
to encourage me. To this day I still remain friends
with co-workers that I have not seen for over 10 years,
what a blessing.
So, what is God’s call for you?
I can answer that question for you. Let’s look
at 1 Corinthians 10:31 “So, whether you eat
or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory
of God.” Very simple, yet profound. Whatever
you do, do for God’s glory. If it is wiping
noses, changing diapers, listening to a moody teenager,
or dealing with a difficult boss. Do it all for God’s
glory. We don’t have to make ourselves anxious
trying to decide if we are following God’s call
for our life. God wants us to glorify him in everything
we do, there is no wiggle room.
Can I encourage you to rest today in
knowing God has you right where he wants you and he
is in control of your situation? Can I also encourage
you to consistently focus on glorifying God in words,
speech, and deeds? Let your light shine and may people
say of you I see Christ in her.
God’s call for your life is not
as big a mystery as I made it out to be when I was
a teenager. I also felt there was a big difference
between full-time Christian work and not Christian
work. The difference is man-made not made by God.
God sees everything we do as sacred. So, whether you
work in a church or not you are doing God’s
work. God is working through you and in you.
Take time to enjoy the simple pleasures
of spring: flowers budding, trees coming back to life,
birds singing, etc.
Seeking to glorify God in all I do,
Kimberly Chastain, MS, LMFT is the Christian Working
Mom Coach and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
She is the author of 2 ebooks and founder of CWMU.
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