The Call of God
And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven. - Nehemiah 1:4
There is something in the book of Nehemiah for every Christian. God desires to use each and every one of us. Understand, people in ministry are no different than the common folks––God is not a respecter of persons. Ministry is a call of God and it is a great responsibility but I believe with all my heart, everything that we do in life is a call of God. A call of God can fall under your profession: a lawyer, doctor, mechanic, dentist, blue collar worker or whatever it may be––everyone has a call.
An occupation not only provides for the needs of your family, but it isa place where God has called you to be a major influence. If you are an employer you have to oversee and take care of your employees. So, seek to please God in whatever place He has you––it is a great responsibility. The Apostle Paul, in biblical times, addressed both the employer and employee. He gave them a good standard of Christian work ethics to live by (Ephesians 6:5-9); the key is to do …the will of God from the heart.
God is unique in that He calls those who, in the eyes of others, may not be that special or who they may consider weak, but God values everyone and uses the weak and insignificant:
For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty… (1 Corinthians 1:26-27).
Can you comprehend the obvious reason why? So God gets the glory.
…that no flesh should glory in His presence.
~1 Corinthians 1:29~
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