FROM COMFORT TO YOUR CALLING…

Abram (Abraham) was comfortable and doing well in a familiar land among his people (Genesis 12:1)

Paul was a Pharisee and well respected among the Jews (Philippians 3:5)

Peter, James and John were fishermen which was a very necessary profession (Luke 5:1-11).

Matthew was a tax collector, they were despised because that sometimes opened opportunities for dishonest gain.

The disciples had wives and families (Matthew 8:14, 1 Corinthians 9:5). When these men accepted their calling it affected their families, livelihoods professions and reputations. IT WASN’T A SMOOTH, EASY, OR CONVENIENT TRANSITION.

Yes, even though many ministers today encounter some opposition, most enjoy preaching to captive audiences that reward us with “amens”, but many times the disciples were blessed to get out of town alive. There are still many  today that endure persecution and hardship in some parts of the world, may God bless them. 

My point is that many of us want callings and ministries of convenience. We may know we have a calling on our lives but aren’t willing to make the sacrifices that go along with it.

Our transitions into our calling may not be smooth. We may have to give up a lucrative career. We may have to move on from a familiar comfortable place (go from the land of your fathers to a place I will show you (Genesis 12:1). 

People may murmur about you and say you are crazy, naive, foolish… 

Not just people who don’t matter, but people who do matter may not understand. But, sometimes that’s what it takes to pursue your purpose in God. 

An inconvenient transition requires more faith. The great men and women of God had to step out on faith…and so will we. Pray for wisdom, discernment and guidance because sometimes, not always, but sometimes, we have to step from COMFORT into our CALLING.

THE BLESSTIFIED!

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  1. Oh,amen to this post! This is wisdom. It is so important that we place our eyes on the Lord and let go of the need for people favor because people are going to let you down, even those we love. Often their comfort zone is connected to ours, so they aren’t going to really embrace the change either.

    Peter who loves the Lord, tries to talk Him into another course of action and Jesus actually says, “satan get thee behind me.” Harsh words perhaps, but it’s quite understandable how the Lord’s plan is way outside of Peter’s comfort zone.

    Many times we will know we are on the right path, not by how many doors open or how many people approve, but by how much resistance we encounter.

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