Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Discover Your Calling!

Discover Your Calling!
by pastor Rich Allcorn

The key to provision in your life is being "in the will" of God.  If you are where you are supposed to be, then God's "provision" is there for you.  In much the same way as our military sends troops out.  We airlift provisions for them.  We don't just leave them stranded there, with no provisions?  No!  We provide them with food, ammunition, fuel, and whatever else they may need to get the job done!  And God is no different! 

God actually "wants" you to succeed!  Sometimes I feel that we have forgotten that!  God does want you to succeed!  He wants you to "make it" in the calling that He has placed upon your life!  And to do that, you have got to have provisions ... to succeed, to prosper, and to continue in the call! 

Let's take a look at an example of  this in the Bible.   
Luke 9:1-6  [New American Standard Bible] 
And He called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all the demons, and to heal diseases. 2 And He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God, and to perform healing. 3 And He said to them, "Take nothing for your journey, neither a staff, nor a bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not even have two tunics apiece. 4 "And whatever house you enter, stay there, and take your leave from there. 5 "And as for those who do not receive you, as you go out from that city, shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them." 6 And departing, they began going about among the villages, preaching the gospel, and healing everywhere.

Luke 10:1-16 
[New American Standard Bible]
1 Now after this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them two and two ahead of Him to every city and place where He Himself was going to come. 2 And He was saying to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. 3 "Go your ways; behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. 4 "Carry no purse, no bag, no shoes; and greet no one on the way. ...

Luke 10:17-20 
[New American Standard Bible] 
17 And the seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name." 18 And He said to them, "I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning. 19 "Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall injure you.

Jesus sent them out - They returned victorious! 
Notice in the above versions of Luke chapters 9-10 that Jesus was in the habit of sending them out ... without "anything"!  Not only did He do this to the disciples, but he did it to the seventy others who were in training under him!  He sent them out with only the clothes on their back!  I like what one translation says of Luke 9:  ""Don't load yourselves up with equipment.  Keep it simple; you are the equipment." 

Sometimes we get so caught up in the "things" we think we need to get the job done that we forget ... God only needs "us" ... to be obedient, to be willing, and to be "there" - to get the job done!

Until next week, spend the rest of this week considering your life, and your willingness to God's calling.  Are you holding off waiting for the proper equipment?  Do you have "things" that you think you need ... to begin?  I've been there! 

Give these some consideration.  Pray over it. 
And let's pick up here next week. 

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