Isn’t it great to be called by God?
Um, yes. That would be AMAZING, to hear God’s voice instructing me to do something. I for one would be so proud to be doing God’s work.
But… what if I like doing something, and I really want to keep doing it, but I haven’t been told by God to do it?
What if it isn’t really God’s plan for my life?
Hasn’t God mapped out my whole life, didn’t he know me before I was born?
In this case, I love writing. I love taking letters and crafting words, and then taking those words and crafting whole stories
that occasionally make sense. And with those words, I am able to impact someone for better, or for worse.
So, I wait. I wait for God’s gentle nudge, His gentle whisper in my ear telling me that yes, His plan for me is to write.
So why haven’t I heard Him?
Sometimes it’s just really hard to know what I’m meant to be doing with my life. Is writing just MY passion, or is it GOD’S passion too? Is it wrong to do it if God hasn’t asked me to?
You might be feeling this way as well. It’s super easy to feel this way, especially when we lose our inspiration.
GOOD NEWS. A quote from the awesome Brett Harris shared with me by a friend:
“Don’t give up. You didn’t create your love for writing… God did. He placed this passion inside you. And He doesn’t make mistakes.”
Let me just expand a little. If you have a passion and a talent for writing, use it. That burning passion in your heart to craft stories, and that amazing gift you have to tell them; it’s in your heart for a reason. All God wants for His children is this: that in whatever we do, we do it for His glory.
It doesn’t matter if we love drawing, music, dancing, acting, playing sports, or writing, like Brett said, God’s plans never fail. We can be sure of that because of all the times God has made promises and kept them time and time again.
He knew us before we were born, He knows us. And that’s what is so amazing!! He knows our passions and what we love, and He uses those passions for great things. He’ll use us wherever we are, in whatever we do. All we have to do is surrender to Him. He’s given us these talents to USE for His glory. Isn’t that a calling in itself?
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, – Colossians 3:23
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. – 1 Corinthians 10:31
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