What's God calling you to do with your life? When pressed with this question, many of us feel a bit stuck.
Specifically for Christians, it's hard to see how our unique personalities, passions, and past experiences come together for a life of following Jesus. Our day-to-day existence can feel fragmented as we manage all of life's demands while also trying to keep God as our first priority.
The Scriptures reveal that "God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine." But what if we're not imagining much to begin with? Just surviving the daily routine of life can be hard enough as it is. How can God do "immeasurably more than all we imagine" if we aren't imagining a great life and calling in the first place?
I'm convinced that many times our confidence issues are directly connected to our calling issues. We can hear about how much God loves us every day, and that's great. But without clear direction for how we fit into his plan on the earth, we'll always struggle. Without a solid grasp of our role in the world, we'll naturally focus back on ourselves, getting stuck once again in our own pride or insecurity.
We don't just need to know our God-given identity. To live with confidence, we desperately need vision for why we're here. If we're going to live fully, we must re-imagine our God-given calling on the earth.
©2013 Brian Burchik (P)2013 Brian Burchik