I waited for a sign from God about my calling for a long time.
I joke that God would need to use neon lights or drop my calling into my lap. Unless it was obvious, I’d probably miss it. So I spent three years praying the same prayer repeatedly, wondering if God heard me and thinking if I was in deep connection with Him, the calling should be pronounced.
I tried to see only what I wanted to see, thinking I knew best—wanting to know the whole plan instead of being obedient in the small things He sent my way. I thought if it was His will for me, it would be easy and have minimal risk.
How I respond to the sign—rather than the sign itself, is the bigger deal. My calling isn’t about me, but God. He is more concerned about my growth and dependence on Him than on my comfort. His purpose matters more than my plan.
When I think I need a sign, following certain tips aligns me with God’s will. I spend daily devotional time with Him, slowing down so I can accept the small steps He sends my way. When I get frustrated, I accept that I need more growing rather than thinking it’s not my calling.
Meeting with God keeps me from making mistakes and having mishaps. I know He has me right where He wants me. It might not be where I think I should be, but He is Jehovah Rohi. God is my Shepherd and knows what is best for me—along with the calling that fits me to a “T.”
Press on, press through, and focus on the Shepherd.
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