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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Word-Filled Wednesday ~#65~ A Calling for a Purpose

"As a prisoner of the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received . . . It was He Who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up . . . " ~Eph. 4:1, 11-12 [emphasis mine]

Have you ever wondered what you can do for the Body of Christ? Do you want to do something but just can't figure out what your "talent" is? I'll bet the Lord has set you in a situation and given you abilities you have never thought about.

First & foremost, no matter what our social, academic or employment position, we must try to live a good life; be the best person for the sake of Christ that we can be in public AND privately. Be a person of your word, be someone who is reliable, someone that others can trust with a true opinion, knowledge on a particular subject or a helping hand. Even if you haven't been "that person" in the past, we serve a God of second chances and He will forgive you so that you may start anew. (Lamentations 3:22-23)

Do you feel stifled by where you are in your life? Are you a stay-at-home mom, do you feel like you do the same thing everyday? Well, sometimes we do. I stayed at home most of the years after our girls were born and homeschooled them from K-12. But remember that "You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, and training them up in God's fear, and minding the house . . . as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of hosts." (Charles Spurgeon)

Are you a teacher? Your gifts and talents are needed to shape our children and teens who can't be homeschooled ~ be the teacher who is loving, just,  trustworthy and Christ-like; your students will ask what makes you different. Are you a business owner? Be the example of "how it's done." Treat your employees and customers with a personal touch. Are you a parent? Be there for you children; as much as it is possible go to the games, the band concerts, the ballet recitals and give them a big ol' smile when they spot you in the audience. Be there. Are you a grandparent? Be loaded with hugs, a listening ear and heart-felt advice (and cookies).   

So, you think you're not an apostle, a prophet, an evangelist, a pastor or teacher ~ that you have nothing to offer to prepare God's people? Hmmm . . . I think that in living a life worthy of your calling, you will find out that that's exactly who you are.

Blessings, Kim<><

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