We have to be faithful, obedient, and patient in order to fulfil God’s call. God may temporarily lead you to do something. That doesn’t mean the gift is gone or that the calling has disappeared, because the gifts and callings of God are without repentance. In other words, God doesn’t change His mind!
According to 1 Corinthians 12:27, you and I are the Body of Christ and members in particular. Each member has a role to play in the Body, and yourself my friend must know what God has called and gifted you to do.
You may not have heeded or discovered God’s call on your life in the past, but that call is still there my friend. The gifts and callings of God are without repentance! Make a decision today to stir up the gift within you and to fulfil the call of God - whatever God’s gifts and callings, as his sons determine in your heart right now to be faithful and obedient in carrying out His plan for your life.
We’re called to be sons of God. He dealeth with us as with sons; and "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not." 1 John 3:1.
When the fulness of time was come, God sent forth his Son, that through him we may receive the adoption of sons, "And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father." Galatians 4:6.
So God sent his Son, who in turn called you and me to be his disciples, his followers, but always remember Matthew 10:24 - 25 that "The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord". It is enough!!
He called us that we should hear, understand and be doers of the word, and witnesses of our master’s life and work, i.e., of that he came to do and serve. He called us to be hearers of the word, the testimonies, and after you’ve heard, that you perceive, understand and live as stated, and minister accordingly of that we’ve seen or have heard our master was doing, that we do also - It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master.
Matthew 22:14 says, "For many are called, but few are chosen."
What it means is each one of us have been called, but others or few are chosen, selected, appointed to carryout certain missions - we can’t all be an eye, hand or foot.
I hear Paul say in Romans 12, "For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another [CALLING! Our calling is one, Then he says,]
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, [you are then CHOSEN, picked up to do certain works] whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
[But whether you’re CALLED, or you’re CHOSEN, it makes no difference,] Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not." These are our Christians ethics, values and morals.
We all have been called; in one hope of calling, not according to our works but through grace, and our prayer is that God may fulfil that calling in you. Election is that to do with works - you’ve to be tried and tested, and be doers of the word, not hearers only.
In Acts chapter one when the apostles required another apostle appointed after Judas Iscariot, Peter said, "it is written in the book of Psalms, his bishoprick let another take. Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection. And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias." Acts 1:20-23.
In the Bible, the word “call” is used most often, to refer to God's initiative to bring people to Christ and to participate in his redemptive work in the world. That what you’re called to become.
God bless you,
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