I still don’t know if I’ve found my calling.

So, you’re busy following God. Doing whatever He puts in front of you. Trying to be faithful. And you still don’t know what God’s plan is for you

What do you do now?

Believe that God is in control. This life of a disciple is a walk of faith. Believe that God is taking care of you. Believe that God hasn’t forgotten you. He must remember you or you would no longer exist at all.

Continue to walk faithfully. Continue if faith. Continue to wait on God.

God has a habit of surprising us with our calling.

So often in scripture, we see people who were totally surprised – blindsided – by God. They were walking faithfully. They were seeking God. But they didn’t know their purpose.

For example, Abraham had to be called twice. Moses was so far removed from any sense of calling, he argued with God, not wanting to step into the calling that God had for him.

We first find Gideon hiding in a wine press threshing grain under the iron rule of an oppressive nation. When God first speaks to him, he answers with questions of impossibility that reveal both the thought process of a warrior and the fear of a broken man – a man from the smallest tribe, the smallest clan, and the smallest family.

And the list goes on. Samuel didn’t recognize the voice of God. David was simply tending sheep and worshiping when his time of anointing came – and once anointed, he went back to tending sheep and worshiping. Isaiah was walking in part of his calling as a prophet when he was completely undone by a vision of God in the year that King Uziah died. After that, he was never the same.

But wait, there’s more. Peter and Andrew were tending their nets – working, when Jesus called them. James and John, the sons of Zebedee, were working with their father when Jesus called them. And the list goes on further: Matthew, Saul (Paul), and the rest of the disciples.

What does this have to do with me?

After all, I already know Christ. And all of these people were getting a word from God about their role in the future.

Well, that’s true. But even after their initial meeting with God, they didn’t necessarily know what they were supposed to do. We presume, since we can read the whole story, that they knew what was going to happen next, while in reality, they likely had no idea.

And further, God was revealing to them a part of a plan for their lives in a particular season of their lives. But that plan had been formulated since before the beginning of time.

That’s important to remember. God’s plan for you has been made since before the foundation of the earth. And because it’s already God’s spoken will, it cannot be thwarted. If God’s gifts and calling on Abraham were irrevocable and led to the blessing of an entire nation, so,too, his gifts and calling to you are without repentance (Rom 11:29).

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