God has a purpose and a plan for all of us. God has called us all to do something specific and unique that no one else can do, because God called us specifically to do it. I believe my calling and purpose is to promote and advance the gospel of Jesus Christ through writing and speaking. I know that God has called me to do this, yet I have still been slacking on doing it with the excellence that God desires. God revealed that to me today. I am compelled to promote the gospel of Jesus Christ on this blog, and to help people find Christ or to help people better their relationship with Christ. I have allowed my job and school, and everyday life struggles to distract me from doing what God has called me to do through this blog. I have made excuses, rather than adjustments. God told me this morning that I have to be willing to put up with these everyday struggles for the sake of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He told me that my calling is not about me. My calling and my purpose is not about me. Your calling and your purpose is not about you. It is so much bigger than just us… What we do with our time, our resources, and our God given abilities on this planet should not be used just to benefit us and to indulge in our own selfish desires. Our purpose on this planet is so much bigger than that… It’s about helping others, and bringing glory to Almighty God. I do not know what God has called you to do, and you might not either. If you do not know what your calling is, then get on your knees and ask God to reveal it to you. And if you do know what God has called you to do but just aren’t doing it, then I need you to get up and answer the call TODAY. If you know your calling and you are walking in it, then I encourage you to keep doing what you are doing but take it to another level. If you’ve been doing good work at whatever God has called you to do, then I want you to step it up a notch and start doing GREAT work. Be intentional about your growth. I just want you all to understand that you are compelled to answer the calling that God has on your life. It is not going to be easy, but know that God has already equipped you with everything you need to do what He has called you to do. I know you’ve got school, I know you’ve got work, I know you have bills to pay, family struggles, relationship issues, etc., etc. but understand you must be willing to press through for the sake of the gospel of Jesus Christ. You must be willing to press through those things so that you can do all that God has called you to do, and to become all that God has called you to be.
“Today is YOUR day, don’t hesitate to make it great”- Edgar Butler Jr. (The Purpose Coach)
Visit this link to listen to episode 16 of the “Put The Word on It” podcast show. On this this episode myself and Pastor Randall G. Knighton had Constance L. Cromartie, a licensed professional counselor join us on the show to talk about depression, anxiety, and anger. If you are currently struggling with any of these issues, have previously struggled with any of these issues, or know someone struggling with these issues I encourage you to check out this episode! Thank you and be blessed!