An Holy Calling – 2 Timothy 1:9

Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began – 2 Timothy 1:9

Meditation:  As a minister, people say that I have a calling, a vocation.  Let me challenge that notion.  All of God’s children have a calling, and that calling may change or grow over time.  Looking at the life of Moses, for instance, we see that ones calling is not always defined by a time or specific role.

Moses was saved from drowning in the river by none other than Pharaoh’s daughter after being put their by his mother in a faithful effort to keep him from the authorities.  He was raised then in the royal house of Egypt but with knowledge at least at some point that he was a Hebrew.  At age forty, he killed an Egyptian guard with the apparent intent of starting a revolution only to end up on the run to Midian where spent another forty years as a shepherd.  Then he returned to to Egypt after receiving divine direction as God showed himself in the form of the burning bush. After leading the exodus of the Hebrews out of Egypt, he led them approximately forty more years in the wilderness.  What part of those events was his calling?  
All of God’s people have a calling, and though it is universally holy, it is individual and according to His purpose for our lives.  In the end, He is shaping us to the image of Christ.  So even if your life takes many turns like Moses, your destiny is the same.  A heavenly inheritance is already guaranteed.  He is preparing you to receive it with appreciation and holiness.

Call to Action:  Consider your life and your present situation.  Is this where you thought you would be?  Are you headed in the direction you planned?  Regardless of the answers to these questions, do you see how God can work through you to affect those around you?  This is your purpose.   Be holy for He is holy.  Be faithful for He is faithful.  Do good for He is good.  Do all to the glory of God.

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