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JULIE WELLS: Find your calling in this life and follow it

 

 

Aren't you glad to know that Jesus isn't finished with you yet?

I mean, if you are reading this column, then your time on earth hasn't expired yet and there is still work for you to do.

Isn't it great knowing that no matter how many times you've messed up or haven't listened to what He wants you to do in or with your life, His grace still abounds?

We all have a job or should I say a "calling" on our lives. Some are called to be preachers and teachers. Others servants and encouragers. But it doesn't matter the title, or at least it shouldn't, because God created us all with a plan and a purpose. The ultimate plan in all of it is to tell others about Jesus and His profound love for each and every single person on this earth.

I know that life side tracks us all; we get busy with family, jobs and so forth. But in the forefront of our minds should be the fact that God created you with a specific calling. There is a job He created just for you to do. So He needs you to step up to the plate and get it done.

If Billy Graham hadn't accepted God's calling on his own life, how many people might not have heard about the loving God we know of?

What if some of the people in the Bible didn't do what God called them to do, how different could some of our Bible stories be?

Maybe someone, somewhere out there needs to be reminded that your purpose in life was and is important. God didn't just make you to be making you, He made you with a plan in mind.

Some are called to witness close to home, others witness and serve far abroad on this earth.

But whatever it is that you were made to do for His kingdom, you will have a desire for.

If working with the children in Sunday School makes you nervous and tense or you have a sense of dread when Sunday morning rolls around, then chances are the kids department isn't your job.

If cooking isn't your thing, then maybe you shouldn't sign up to help with Wednesday night dinners.

You get the picture.

Look, it takes all of us in the body of Christ doing our job. So, what's yours?

By the way, as you sit around a table full of food and look around at all the loved ones that are seated next to you this Thanksgiving, take the time to pray for those who are hungry and lonely. Those people need our prayers and they need to be ministered and loved on, too.

Julie Wells is the editorial assistant in the newsroom at the Rockdale Citizen. She can be reached at julie.wells@rockdalecitizen.com.