We are all called at different seasons in life’s journey. Some got called centuries and decades ago, while others came into the fold this season. However, we are all given the same mandate: Matthew 28:19-20.
It is unwise to compare and analyse who came early or late and whether the same reward applies. We have been given the guarantee and promise of eternal life with Christ. So whether you were in the vineyard for over four decades or you just came in this minute, our mandate, ‘the great commission,’ is the same: Go ye into the world.
In our callings, we have been gifted with abilities and capabilities to ‘go ye’ operating in our areas of giftings to fulfil the mandate. Just as the first called who have gone ahead, we too are admonished to be faithful in this mandate mission.
Our perfect example in Hebrews 3:1 is the Lord Jesus Christ, who was faithful to God who appointed Him. He has called us with a holy calling according to His purpose and grace. We are encouraged to REMAIN in the same ‘calling’ He has called us.
The question; ‘What is that calling He has called you into to operate? What are the abilities and capabilities He has given you to operate in that call to enable you to fulfil the mandate commission?’ Remain in that call, do not seek to exit. Do not compare your call with someone else.
Do not detest your call because it does not look like another person. Do not abandon your call because someone else’s looks more polished and glittering than yours.
Remain in your ‘calling’ and be faithful! Do not despise the days of small beginnings.
Not all of us get called to major platforms. Some of us are sent to the unreached, the ordinary and unknown areas within our society, our families, our local community, or to that next-door neighbour you find unbearing. These are some of our ‘go ye’ places.
But most of us don’t want to start in those areas because they are too mundane. We reason that no one sees us in such places if we exercise the mandate. Oh yes, God sees us, and He is the only audience we need. So be FAITHFUL and WALK worthy of the Calling, with all lowliness, gentleness, longsuffering, bearing with one and other in love, endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Yes, I know we all fall short of His glory often. But we can ask for the help of the Holy Spirit to enable us to Walk Worthy of our Calling.
Have you responded to the call? Or are you struggling in your calling? Sufficient grace is made available for us when we ask.
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