While none of us can dictate who God does or does not call, there are plenty of things we can begin to do to equip ourselves when our calling does come.
Because we are all called to live worthy of the calling we have received, we all have been called to live a higher life. But you might ask… “What if I’m not good enough? What if I’m not especially talented or skilled?”
There is good news! God does not need superstars.
Take it from Dr. K.P. Yohannan, founder of GFA World. After serving in ministry for over forty years, this is what he had to say about being “somebody:”
In my own life I have seen time and again how God uses “nobodies.”
Dr. Yohannan has gone through insecurities, struggles, and failures. And yet, often to his surprise, he finds that God still uses him to accomplish His will!
Don't you know that every day with Jesus is a new beginning?
- Dr. K.P. Yohannan
It is not our weakness that we ought to focus on, but what we do with that weakness. Do we flounder and fear because we fear that we are incapable? Or do we instead present it to our Lord Jesus Christ, whose “power is made perfect in weakness?” When we give our flaws and insecurities to God, we get to sit back and watch how He takes what we fear the most and turn it into our joy and strength.
Becoming refined in the Lord is a journey of faith. Our calling from the Lord will come at a moment when we may least expect it, to a walk that we are unfamiliar with. But in the midst of it, we can be assured of the love and guiding hand of our Father who is quick to forgive and abounding in love.
Dr. Yohannan put it best:
"Perhaps you feel you are useless to the Lord, that you are not good enough, or that you have already wasted your life. But you are still in His hand. Don’t you know that every day with Jesus is a new beginning?"
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