It is fair to say that anyone who has ever accomplished anything significant has done so out of a place of conviction and calling to something greater than themselves. When something so grips a person or a group of people, incredible change can be brought that may even bring worldwide impact.
Think with me for a minute of some who impacted history:
Martin Luther King, Jr.: King was a Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of black people in the Southern states of the US. He was driven by a dream and is known for his “I have a dream” speech. He believed in peaceful protest. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
King was assassinated in 1968 but will always be remembered for his dignified, passive resistance to an unjust society. He was committed to race equality and made a huge difference worldwide.
Or what about Christopher Columbus, one of the most famous of all world explorers? He believed he could reach Asia by sailing west across the Atlantic Ocean, and in 1492 he set sail in the Santa Maria to prove his theory. Instead, he landed on the islands now known as the West Indies. His discoveries led to the European explorations and settlement of the Americas. His passion and drive for discovery literally opened up the world map.
Or a little closer to home, William Shakespeare: Shakespeare’s love of language and passion for literature made him the greatest play writer in the English language. He began as an actor and wrote at least 154 love poems and 37 plays, including Hamlet, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. Shakespeare also probably introduced more than 1,700 new words to the English language.
There are, of course, many more people and many more passions, causes and callings that have driven people to achieve something in their lifetime. Now let me ask you…
Is it possible that God has called your life to make a difference? Is it possible you were put on this earth for a purpose? Yes, Yes and Yes again!!
Romans 8: 28 says, and we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Deuteronomy 6: 23 states, but He brought us out from there to bring us in and give us the land that He promised on oath to our forefathers.
It is right to say that purpose and calling are some things God is serious about for His people. Romans 8: 28 says God calls people according to His purpose! The principle in Deuteronomy 6:23 states that He brought us out to bring us in and give us His promise! God is a God of purpose, calling and promise. His hand is upon your life, and He has plans. Imagine with God what could be possible through your willingness and His power.
The time for action is now!
Heavenly Father, we worship You and thank You for Your great power and glory. Thank You for Your calling, purpose and promises. Lord, give us boldness and faith to step into all You are leading us to. Lord, help us live to Your plan, purpose and calling.