Thursday, March 21, 2013

A hope for your calling

God has a hope for your calling. Have you ever heard that before?  God has a hope for your calling. I love the saying, but what does it mean?

I few years ago, I bought a product to help with joint pain. I have a gimpy knee from an accident several years ago and was intrigued by the idea of pain free living. The product promised to alleviate pain and improve my range of motion. The catch was you had to allow it to build up in your system before you’d feel any relief.

After taking the pills for several weeks, I didn’t feel any better. Without realizing it, I would forget a dose or two, then a few days in a row until finally I wasn’t taking them at all. I was certain the product had failed.
God’s hope for us is just like that joint pain pill. It has the potential for greatness; we just have to allow it to work in us! I didn’t feel the pill working right away, so I assumed it didn’t work at all. Have you ever done that with God? You don’t see His hand moving, so you assume He’s not doing anything? Or you see just a little improvement, but not what you wanted? Me too! 

God has a hope for your calling. Maybe we should look at the word hope differently. Hope basically means that you feel the thing you want is attainable or possible. But what if we looked at it like this:

H – His
O – Own
P – Power
E – Everyday

God knows what He wants to do in your life is attainable. But like the pain pill, His power can’t do what it is capable of if we won’t let it. The Bible tells us that ALL things are possible in Christ, so why do we start doubting that He’ll do the thing He started in us?

God hopes we accept His gift of salvation. He hopes to have an intimate relationship with us. He hopes to use us to further His kingdom. None of these things are accomplished without HIS power therefore He is our hope!

God has a hope for your calling. Are you allowing Him to be your only HOPE?

Be blessed,

“Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26


Jennifer said...

My friend, Barbara, sent me a great email:

" Remember how we thought we learned to read or do math in one grade, only to do it again the next year? But it gradually got a little bit harder without our hardly noticing it. Isn't this what happens as we grow as Christians?"

Love it, thanks Barbara! :)

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