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What is my calling 2 January 28, 2024

Updated: Jan 30

Have you ever felt a little bit like Hansel and Gretel, lost in the forest surrounded by so many trees you can’t find your way out?  Reading the passages on spiritual gifts can make you feel exactly like that. Sermons can increase confusion if they leave us feeling it’s our responsibility to discover our gift. Rev D pointed out from Romans 12:2 sometimes the calling is the journey, not its destination. He has been talking about our calling as individuals, which is something that we can only find from God himself as we live in obedience to him.

He shared with us today the scary reality that the gift God may have for us can be so far outside the world we know, that we can never rely on ourselves to perform it. Our ultimate calling is to allow the Holy Spirit to use his gift in us to edify and build up the body of Christ in service.

In the passage in Numbers that he brought to our attention today, we see a clear demonstration of someone who thought they could use God‘s gifts to profit themselves and disregard God’s will and word. It can be a scary thing to reveal personal fears and weaknesses. However, it’s that kind of sharing that inspires others to have the courage to trust God more and allow the Holy Spirit to use whatever gift is given for whatever ministry in service he desires.

In My Utmost For His Highest, Oswald Chambers said that every life is a parable. May we have the courage to allow God to use our parable to inspire the lives of others.

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