When the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” (Exodus 3:4)
Where will we be when God speaks to our calling?
Will we hear it? Will we tune it out? Will we act? Will we run?
Are we in it and just don’t know?
Well, God knows. And that’s good news.
God Prepares, God Leads
Exodus chapter two verse twenty five ends where Moses’ calling begins, “God saw the people of Israel—and God knew.” If nothing else is gathered from these words, God tells us, ‘What I start, I complete.’
Moses was being prepared and equipped by God long before he realized it (v1). And whether you and I are in our calling or not by our measure, God is making use, good use, of right where you are.
We, by today’s standards, have accepted doing something BIG as having drive. But by God’s standard doing something BIG is being led. Christian, soon to be, or not at all God is watching the direction of our hearts not the plans we have or are making.
Is My Calling A Concern?
“My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.” (Psalm 27:8)
God is aware, concerned, and watches closely the direction of our heart. It’s not our mind that says, ‘Here I am’ but our hearts. Turning over our thoughts to Christ through the Word makes room in our hearts for him to receive the glory from our calling, our lives.
Is My Calling My Choice?
“The heart of a man plans his way but the LORD establishes his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9)
Our choices, our freedoms, our hearts will serve God’s will—no matter what he will receive the glory.
We as human beings are either three things when it comes to matters of the heart: lowly, comfortable, or of stature. And yet God will use any of those statuses to make his call heard. All to say where you are is for his glory and that your future is too. God never takes our choices, yet he is always in control (33:19). He just knows and makes use of “those who love him and who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
What Moses did and what we can do as well is…see God’s plan not as an interruption but as living out a glorious conclusion. In this life and eternity.
“By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible.” (Hebrews 11:27)
What I enjoy reading in Hebrews 11 is the call by faith. And the individual calls of God’s people as a whole. There will always be a walk by faith sentiment to God’s calling over our lives. And it won’t always be that we know the direction of God’s plan for us but that we know it’s God’s greatest desire and gift that we’re a part of a glorious conclusion.
God Calls, Jesus Calls, Jesus Was Called
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we were healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)
“Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.” (Hebrews 10:35,36)
The Spirit of God is the motivator to the glorious callings and conclusions on our lives. It will always be something God wants fulfilled rather than thrown away. For us to live a life that’s called is to rejoice in and live out a life that Jesus himself laid down.
So let’s go Christians, God is with you right where you are!