Capable or Called
2 Timothy 1:9 (NKJV) 9 who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,
Are you doing what you are capable of doing or what you are called to do? Many of us find ourselves seeking after that which we are capable of doing. This provides us a level of comfort. Recently, after having several interviews for different jobs and not being selected for any of them, I began to feel very discouraged. Even though I prayed for God’s will to be done, it hurt to be told no; especially since I believed my abilities enabled me to be successful in those jobs. God reminded me that just because my abilities made me CAPABLE to do the job didn’t mean that I was CALLED for the job.
Often our CALLING will take us outside of our comfort zone and it may even appear that we are not capable for the job. It is those times when we have to fully rely on GOD’s provision.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV) 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct[a] your paths.
We are all very comfortable working in something that fits our abilities and we may even be very successful in it, but that is not always a clear indication that it is our calling. A clear sign of working in your ability and not your calling is being successful at completing tasks that still result in a lack of fulfillment. When we’re operating in our Calling, we will experience a sense of accomplishment and a sense of fulfillment. The enemy wants to limit us to ability because that comfort zone will prevent us from reaching for our CALLING. Believers who operate in there Calling are an obvious threat to the enemy. I challenge you this week to move toward your Calling. If you are unsure of what your calling is, ask GOD to show you.
Are you doing only what you’re CAPABLE of doing; or are you doing what you are CALLED to do?
Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV) 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.