Accepting your purpose
Are you being called by God to do something, but feel unsure about it? You’re not alone. When God calls you to do something, it’s usually never easy. It’s also surrounded by your own fears and looks unsure. The first step to answer your calling, is to come to grips with it. Every person in the Bible that was called by God, had doubts within themself. Pushing those doubts out is the first step to accepting your purpose. One way to do this, is to believe that God is the one that is initially fueling this new journey. This is His vision, which means He has already seen the outcome. God is in control, He just needs you to obey and move forward.
The physical fear
When Moses was called, he was fearing how he would speak to the children of Israel. It is believed that perhaps he had a speech impediment, or maybe he had anxiety when speaking in front of a large crowd. Do you have a physical fear that is keeping you from your assignment? Let’s look at the doubts Moses had and what God’s answer was to him.
“Who am I that I should Go?” – Moses
“I will be with you and promise to bring you to worship on this mountain.” – God (exodus 3:11-12)
“What if they do not believe me or listen to me?” – Moses
“I have never been eloquent, I am slow of speech and tongue.” – Moses
“Who gave human beings their mouths? Is it not I, the LORd? Now go; I will help you teach what to say.” (Exodus 4:10-12)
The fear of age
Your fear might stem upon your age. Maybe you feel too young or too old to do what God is calling you to do. Jeremiah felt the same way. He was only a teenager when God called him to be a Prophet.
“Alas, Sovereign Lord, I do not know how to speak; I am too young.” (Jeremiah 1:5-6)
“Do not say, ‘i am too young.’ you must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever i command you. do not be afraid of them, for i am with you and will rescue you.” – God (Jeremiah 1:7-8)
God fulfilled His purpose through both Moses and Jeremiah. They both had physical fears of speaking. God encourages both Moses and Jeremiah with promises. The great news is that God always keeps His promises! So take heart and look at God’s response to them both. God promised to be present. God promised to rescue and help. God will do the same for you too.
the fear of weakness
Many times, we feel weak in light of the huge task God is placing upon us. The problem here, is that we are relying on our own strength. God never once told someone to go using his own strength. The key was to rely and depend upon God. That man was Gideon.
“Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of midian’s hand. Am i not sending you?” – God (judges 6:14)
gideon replied, “how can I save israel? my clan is the weakest in manasseh, and i am the least in my family!” -Gideon
“the lord answered, i will be with you, and you will strike down all the midianites, leaving none alive.” – God (judges 6:15-16)
When God called me to leave my career, take care of my Parents, Homeschool my children and blog about it, I will be the first to admit that I too had fears. I too struggled with acceptance of my assignment. It took a lot of prayer and trusting God to move forward. I had to come to terms with the new season I was in. I was comfortable in the lifestyle I had before and the new one was scary! It’s difficult because it is what I would’ve wanted. I got to be at home with my kids and blog about it, while they got a lot of time with Grandma and Grandpa. Yet, it was a lot. I wasn’t ready. I didn’t have the strength to do it on my own. This is when God met me in my darkest hour and told me I needed to rely upon His strength, not my own. I needed to trust Him and allow Him to use my gifts and talents for His glory.
When I was at home, contemplating what to do with my time, God placed the idea of a blog into my mind. I was a lot like these Bible characters. I told God that I knew nothing of building a website, nor using social media. I didn’t have the time to put into a blog, He had the wrong girl. God used the Holy Spirit to impress it into my heart, until I surrendered. I had fears, but I laid them out to God. I was basically telling God that He would have to guide and lead me and His answer to me was that this was His plan all along. I only needed to say, “Ok Lord.” So, I learned about building a website, how to use social media and began blogging.
This is my first blog of the year 2022. I am a Super Busy Mother, wife and daughter, but I do make time for the blog and the Lord. My blog has touched the lives of thousands of people. It’s not considered a “successful” website in the world’s eyes because a successful website will have over 1,000 visitors per month, but it’s getting there. God is in control and the amount of people that this blog has touched is more than I ever could do by mission’s trips, street witnessing or by being an online missionary. I am so blessed and fortunate to be used by God! So, if you find yourself hesitating God’s plan, just place it all in His hands. He knows the outcome and is in control. Let go and let God, you’ll be blessed for your obedience and bring glory to God.