Hi, Readers! Thanks for joining us today. This is Author David Telbat to discuss a page from my Author Reflections on how you, as Christians, can identify your calling for serving the Lord. What have you been called to do or be? Explore your destiny here!
That Fear You Have
I’ve spoken to a lot of Christians recently about their individual calling in Jesus Christ. I was surprised to hear how many people were certain of what their gifts were NOT.
Many were sure of what they have not been called to do, but few could tell me what they have been called to do. Most didn’t know where to start looking for such a calling.
The callings that people were most certain they didn’t have revolved mainly around, “not gifted to witness” and “not called to teach.”
In these responses, there was much fear—fear of peers, fear of ridicule, or fear of growth. But there was no godly fear.
Running like the Iranians
I read a book a while ago by Voice of the Martyrs about Iran. You can read my book review on Iran: Desperate for God at this link. Some of the believers in that country don’t have Bibles, but once they accept Christ as their Lord and Savior, they are certain of one thing: they know they have been called to witness.
Maybe you’re still exploring your individual calling in the Lord, but consider Matthew 4:19 as you explore. “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men,” Jesus said. That’s a promise!
So, if you follow Jesus, He promises to make you a witness. Instead of being afraid of this most certain calling for every believer, consider how your individual calling will spawn from the Matthew 4:19 one. And pray that God will give you the desire to be a bold fisher of men!
See you in the field!
COMING UP: Next time, we have a great adventure story for you about an Olympian titled, “Better than Gold” by D.I. Telbat. And in the following post, we have David’s book reviews on two of his favorite Christian non-fiction books, The Way of the Master by Ray Comfort, and The Disciple’s Manual, by William MacDonald.