God's Purpose & Calling for YOU

Updated: Nov 26, 2020

Matthew 5:14-16

14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.


Matthew 22:34-40

37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.38 This is the great and first commandment.39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.


Matthew 6:4, 6, 18

And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.



Has anyone ever told you that God has a meaningful purpose for your life? It’s true! Our purpose is to glorify God by loving Him and loving others. Our calling is where we do that.


Often when we think about the purpose and call of God, we assume that it will come with our worldly definition of success (big numbers or national/global impact). Perhaps you’re like me and saw your calling as the destination, not the journey.


In my younger years, I thought my calling would come with a Grammy Award, sold-out arena tours, and a record deal. In focusing on what I perceived to be success, I didn’t always see that I was living out my calling at the tiny church where I was leading worship or the two people who sponsored children that day. I regarded those moments as training for the calling rather than the calling itself.


Many times we are so focused on what we think the call of God will look like in the future that we miss the calling on our lives here and now.


This can give way to fears:


“I missed the great purpose God had for me.”

“I messed up too badly to have a special calling on my life.”

“What I’m doing today feels insignificant.”


I want to release you from that pressure. You haven’t missed the boat.


Taking care of kids at home, teaching in a classroom, being a cashier at the grocery store, working in an office, volunteering at church... These are all places to carry out your purpose, and EVERY calling is precious.


Whether you’re serving 1,000 people or 1, your calling is important, and it doesn’t go unnoticed by God. He will reward you for your faithfulness even when no one else is watching.



LYRICS


Called Me Higher

By All Sons & Daughters

Written by Leslie Jordan


Verse 1:

I could just sit

I could just sit and wait for all Your goodness

Hope to feel Your presence

And I could just stay

I could just stay right where I am and hope to feel You

Hope to feel something again


Verse 2:

And I could hold on

I could hold on to who I am and never let You

Change me from the inside

And I could be safe, oh

I could be safe here in Your arms and never leave home

Never let these walls down


Chorus:

But You have called me higher

You have called me deeper

And I'll go where You will lead me Lord

You have called me higher

You have called me deeper

And I'll go where You lead me Lord

Where You lead me


Tag:

Where You lead me Lord


Verse 2


Chorus


Bridge:

And I will be Yours, oh

I will be Yours for all my life

And I will be Yours, oh

I will be Yours for all my life

And I will be Yours, oh

I will be Yours for all my life

So let Your mercy

Oh, and I will be Yours, Lord

And I will be Yours for all my life

So let Your mercy light the path before me


Chorus x 2


Tag:

Where you lead me

Where You lead me Lord

Where You lead me

Where You lead me Lord

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