A Note From Sarah (August 2017)

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Everyone has their own walk.

Everyone has their own journey, their own calling.

Even if you don’t know your calling, you know that you have one. God calls us all to do something during our lives. Some of us are called to go far, while others are called to stay close to home. Some of us are called to take on great leadership roles in the church or community, while others are called to simply be a helping hand to their neighbor.

Whatever your calling, you should cherish it because it comes from God. I think sometimes we get caught up in specifically what our calling is, instead of focusing on the One who gave it to us. We compare callings. We say since this person is doing that, we should be doing more. But God doesn’t want that either. We are to be happy and humble, and not to compare other people’s callings to our own.

In fact, in reality, we all have the same, “united calling”: To glorify God with our lives. However, we all do this differently. We all have our own walk. We all go different places, have different jobs, different families, different lifestyles, all of which we combine into our calling. Many of us feel called to do different things in the future, and we focus on that instead of what is happening in the present. The majority of the time, our focus is all off.

Shouldn’t we be more focused on our “united calling”, and especially on the One who gave it to us, instead of what we feel individually called to do now or in the future?

Let us work hard not to fulfill ourselves and our own calling, but to glorify Him with our good works.

This verse was the theme verse last week for my church’s sermon. It reminds us to set good goals, and to be living proof of God’s presence in our lives. It reminds us to not work during our lives just to improve ourselves, but to lift His name higher.

With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. – 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

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