Approaching graduation has been a difficult time for me, because for the past 16 years I have been in school. Now I have the choice to continue school or do something else. This can be especially difficult for people who love planning and organizing like me. Not knowing what my plans are for the future has been very stressful for me. I have spent countless hours thinking and researching what I can do once I graduate.
In high school God made it very clear that I was meant to go into full-time ministry. I didn’t know at the time what that would look like. I was an intern in the youth ministry at my church the summer after my junior year of high school, and it was during and shortly after this internship that I realized that I truly enjoyed ministry.
I’m not sure when it was in high school, but God at some point gave me an idea of how to share the gospel to other people. I knew that one day I would do this idea. It has been just recently that I have thought about actually proceding with this idea sometime soon. God doesn’t want us to live in “One Day Land”. If God has called me to do this, then I should be obedient and do it. I need to stop making excuses as to why I shouldn’t or can’t do it.
If God has called you to do something specific in your life, then you should be taking the steps to make that a reality. God wouldn’t give you the idea if He didn’t think you could do it, and you can be confident that God will help you every step along the way. There should be nothing stopping you. You already have the biggest fan and advocate you can to help you through what He has called you to do.
Tonight I was reading the book of Haggai. I learned that I need to be focusing on God’s kingdom more. In the book the people were focused on building their own houses, and because they were completely absorbed with building their own house they ignored working on God’s house. I realized that I have been guilty of this. I have been so focused on myself and what I am supposed to do that I haven’t been working on what is best for His kingdom. I have been ignoring what God has been calling me to do for years. I realized that I don’t want to live this way, and I’m going to do what I can to be obedient to what God has called me to.
- “Then Haggai, the Lord’s messenger, gave this message of the Lord to the people: “I am with you,” declares the Lord” ~Haggai 1:13 NIV
- “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” ~Isaiah 41:10 NIV
- “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.” ~ John 15:16 NIV
- “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” ~Romans 8:28
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