Hi everyone! Welcome to the table friends! I have a confession to make to you all. But let’s start with prayer…
Father in Heaven, I pray that You divide this message several ways for each of us to receive what You want us to receive. In Jesus name, Amen.
So, I have a question for you… was there ever a time you knew God has asked something of you but you fought that calling? How long did you fight it? Well, I have a confession… I have been fighting something God has been asking of me for many years.
I most definitely feel the call to write and preach God’s word when invited. But there is another calling I’ve been avoiding. I actually felt this calling back in high school, but I didn’t know the Lord then so I wouldn’t have labeled it a “calling”. It’s something I wanted to do then and now it’s come full circle and I consider it a calling today.
I’ve always been the kind of person who wanted to think outside the box. I didn’t ever want to do the things in life that others expected me to be able to do because of my blindness. I always seemed to want to do what others didn’t think I could or should do. This of course is referring to a career or job. This is assuming others thought I’d be able to do anything in the way of a career. Well, I knew that I would fall into the expectant category of working in the field of disability so I fought that for years. That’s changed recently.
I have had a passion to be a voice for the disability community when someone feels they have no voice. To be an advocate for fair treatment. To fight for the ones who don’t think they can fight to be treated with dignity and respect.
I’ve had many many situations in which I was talked down to or disregarded when it became obvious that I was blind. I don’t want this to happen to other members of the disability community.
But you see, this is the very thing I fought against for years. The expected career path in the disability field. However, I am reminded of a bible verse that changes my thought process on this…
Colossians 3:23 – 24 “Whatever you do, work heartily as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” (ESV)
You see friends, if our calling is from the Lord, then we are serving the Lord and it doesn’t matter what “men”, AKA other people, expect us to do. Now this doesn’t mean we simply cast aside a boss’s expectations in a job or ministry leadership requirements or our daily tasks within our home. But if you are fighting a calling from God because of how it may look to someone else, then I hope you will consider the words in these verses.
I am moving forward with the knowledge that God is calling me and I’ll build my career path with tools that He will equip me with. He will also equip you my friend, with the necessary tools needed for you to follow His calling for you! I’d love to hear the ways you feel God is calling you now, drop a comment and share what your calling is. Blessings dear friends and I’ll meet ya at the table again next week.