It’s been a very full last few months that included new courses and new projects. New projects that I had envisioned and now are seeing come to pass. I still have more, ideas in moving pictures that reel endlessly through my mind.
But today, before sharing all that is new, I’m revisiting the past. Sometimes it’s in the looking back to see how we got to where you are today….
Monday, October 17, 2011
I must admit to you, I’ve been wrestling lately whether I should continue writing this blog and posting pictures to my 365 blog project on my photography blog. I begin to question what is the purpose? what is the result? is it worth the time spent? is it serving others?
All this wrestling leads me to the deeper questions:
What is God’s purpose for my life?
What is He calling me to do?
Do any of you wrestle with this question?
Now the LORD had said to Abram:
“Get out of your country,
From your family
And from your father’s house,
To a land that I will show you
And Abram went, with his large family and all his friends and herding a bunch of sheep. And on camels and on foot they traveled for 800 miles. And this is the kicker.
He was 75 years old.
But he went, following God’s call, trusting completely even though he did not feel equipped to do His will, and had no idea where he was going and why he was going there.
How did Abram know it was God’s voice?
I’d love it if God’s voice was as loud as, lets say, the 30,000 or more fans at the Edmonton Eskimo football games I attend yelling “GO ESKS GO!”
Can you imagine? What if you heard a large crowd chanting “Go (your name) Go do (your purpose)?”
Would you go or would you still question? Do I have the right stuff? Am I equipped?
Is this really God’s calling? Some questions you may want to ponder…
1) If God is calling you, you will probably feel unqualified. It is not the qualified that is called, it is the call that qualifies.
2) It feels radical. Like Abraham, you are taking a journey where you do not know the steps on how you will get there. To do this, you can’t weigh the benefits or costs, but step out in complete faith, giving up your own will.
3) You feel useful. God’s call advances others. His blessings on you, blesses others.
4) If it feels predictable and safe, good chance it is not God’s voice being expressed in you.
Personally, I struggle to let go of my worldly pre-conceived ideas on how a plan needs to be in place before taking a step—well, more of a leap I’d say— and my insecurities keep me wrapped around the tree branch on the cliff.
Are you holding on or letting go?
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:1).
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