Why would God choose you?
Why would God choose me?
We are a hot mess most of the time. Agreed? But, we serve a merciful, loving, and generous God who has chosen us. He has a plan for us, and we can trust Him with it.
As the Holy Spirit leads us in our calling, let us walk in humility and alertness. Let us commit to being lifelong learners and to grow in our faith, allowing Jesus to mature us into his likeness, day by day.
Discerning the will of God and his calling in our lives is first and foremost about building a closer relationship with God through Jesus. We can do so by reading the Bible, joining a Christian community, and submitting our lives to Jesus and his purposes. His grace is enough!
From the safety of our relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we are better equipped to make decisions with freedom and responsibility. Our calling becomes clearer, and as we live it out, we bring glory to the God who is always with us. Something I have learned is that we must seek God first, and when we do, we can be confident that we’re right on track.
J. Grant Howard, Jr. put it this way, “God doesn’t want confused, bewildered, frustrated Christians wandering around anxiously searching for His will. He wants people who are walking confidently and peacefully in His will.”
If there is one thing I wish you would get out of this blog is that you’re encouraged toward greater freedom and confidence in Christ. God never stops pursuing you and redirecting you toward his plan. Remember, it is his calling on your life, so he is faithful in helping you accomplish it.
“You did not choose me, but I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he will give you.”
This article originally appeared on Inés Franklin’s blog. Visit inesfranklin.com for more encouraging and practical insights into ministry, leadership, and God’s Word—including a downloadable PDF of 7 Passages for God’s Calling on Your Life.