What evidence do you have that you are responding to God’s call on your life? Many people who work for a church or Christian organization, we may be convinced that we are called to be in this place “for such a time as this.”
Jesus here said “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” This is good news — we can hear His voice. The Bible, God’s love letter to mankind, makes it clear that we were created to have two-way communication with Him.
As children of God, we have the confidence that we will hear His voice. We hear from Him because we have a personal relationship with Him. The Apostle Paul writes “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.” This scripture also implies that if we are God’s children, His Spirit will lead us. He could speak to us through His Word, the Holy Spirit illuminates God’s truth in our lives. And as live in His Spirit, He can also speak to us through prayers, through the church – as we seek counsel from godly people and even our circumtsances.
The life of faith opens our eyes to see ourselves and the world around us in new ways. The closer we walk with God, the more we understand our part in His plan for the world. We trust that He is calling us toward something that is best for us, so we respond in faith to the provisions He has made for us to serve.
Personal Reflection: Read the following passages and respond to the following questions.
1. What are you most passionate about doing? Where or in doing what do you experience “deep gladness” ?
2. What gifts and talents has God given you to equip you for what you are doing? How do they allow you to meet the needs of others?