Sermon "Skill in Your Hand & God in Your Heart"

Friday, March 15, 2013

Have You Answered Your Call?

"Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me." Isaiah 6:8
Sharing a thought from our bible study last night on the People Profile Series - "Isaiah: Here am I, Send Me"

Isaiah answered his call. Have you answered yours? Do you know what your calling is? Well if you are not sure, here are a few things to think about:

1) All Christians have the call to tell the good news of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19; Acts 1:8). So start doing that right where you are.

2) Your specific calling, your particular place of work in the kingdom, may or may not come out of something that you are good at or like to do (just ask Moses). But usually your calling will start with a burden in your heart. Maybe you have a burden for the homeless, or broken marriages, or teenagers, or the poor and oppressed in foreign lands..or whatever it might be. Let your Christ-filled heart be your guide.

3) Your calling might not be to a place or a work that puts your name before people, or brings you any kind of recognition. Just like the clock on your wall, the face and the hands are all that you see, but the real work is being done by all the wheels and gears and springs that few ever see. Remember, the work is about God's glory, not yours.

So if you are saved (that comes first) and really want to know what your calling is, keep praying to God, and soon you will lift up your eyes from your prayer and find yourself right in the middle of it.

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