WHO’S CALLING? (Part 4)
Make sure you read Parts 1-3 of “Who’s Calling?” on my blog at: TheNetRev.com. I hope you enjoy Part 4 right here….Hopefully, after reading parts 1-3, you understand what a calling is and you understand you are called. If so, the next question might be, “How do you find that specific calling God has for you?” It’s simple, just “hang out” with the One who created you for that specific calling.
Around the world the question people ask me the most is, “What is my calling?” I immediately tell them 1 Corinthians 1:9 which says, “God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful” (NIV). THAT is our first calling we have on this earth. Our calling is to fellowship with Jesus! Our call is to have that upfront, personal, intimate, in your face, close enough to hear a whisper, relationship with Jesus Christ. Whenever I tell this to people they always reply, “I already know that, but I want to know who I should marry, what college I should go to, what is my career supposed to be, things like that?”
The moment they say this I realize, “They didn’t get what I told them.” First Corinthians 1:9 says, we are “called” into fellowship with Jesus; that means spending time with Him. When we do this with our heart and in a sincere and consistent way, He will gladly “direct” us in the “specifics” of our calling.
When God does say something directly to me about those “specifics” it’s usually not in some kind of BOOMING angelic voice. The majority of the time God gives me direction while I’m just “hanging out” with Him in the Secret Place. I am getting to know Him and possibly not even thinking about receiving something from Him. It’s then when I will have something “pop out” from the Word of God. Or, maybe I am listening to some worship music, just me and God alone, by ourselves. I will feel a “tug” or a “nudge” in my spirit about something that I know did not come from me.
Always remember, sheep follow their shepherd. They don’t necessarily follow only his voice, although that does happen. Oftentimes, they are simply following him so closely they know when to go left or right because they “see” him. They follow his lead. We need to do the same. We need to be so close to Jesus that He can’t even turn left without tripping over us at His feet. Stay close and follow the Leader.
In Him, Pastor Kevin Kinchen