God has gifted each of us with the gift of His choosing, for His intended purpose. In my quest to find my "calling," or path, or destiny, I wonder how often I have disrupted His plan by ignoring or doubting it, or by giving it little consideration at all.
It may be that I spend so much time "searching" that I fail to act or follow through with what I believe God wants me to do. What is it that holds me back? Is it insecurity, fear - lack of trust?
I devote time to God's Word and prayer. I strive to live a life of holiness. I draw on the power of the Holy Spirit to find strength in times of trial. Still, I have a sense that I am leaving something undone.
Could it be that I am "hoarding" the gifts God has given me? Am I using the gift of His power and my faith only for my personal spiritual growth or gain? Have I limited His effectiveness in my life by trusting Him in my world, but not trusting Him to send me into His?
Phil 2:1-4 Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? 2 Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.
3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. (NLT)
As I allow God to purify my heart and empower me by His Spirit, I pray for the courage to follow wherever it is He may choose to lead me. In Jesus' name.