Nothing quite like a “sequel” or “prequel” or something even equal, four years in the making! So the next two posts are going to be from my “archives” they have NEVER been on my personal site and had been deleted from publishing for at least three years but I want to continue the thought. So in order to get to the third part (yet to be written) I have to get the groove going with the first two or “the fit” is just not going to be right! 😉
Post one. *This is EXACTLY as originally written so if it has old “news”or personal thoughts long since much conveyed, just disregard those parts. I just want the scripture and thoughts about those scripture to be brought forth.*
“THE CALLING/ TRYING TO MAKE IT FIT” ORIGINAL POST DATE: NOVEMBER 01, 2014
The acceptance and pursuit of the will of God for your life can really send you on a roller coaster of ups, downs, ecstatic highs and tear soaked lows. So many throughout the Bible did the same, they left friends, family, even disobeyed the wishes of kings to follow that still small voice as it repeated, “Follow me” in their souls.
As Jesus told us, we know his voice, and a stranger we will not follow. Listen only to him, his plans for your life are not the same plans he has for any other person that he has created.
“It is better to put trust in the Lord than to put confidence in men.” Psalm 118:8
Part of being fearfully and wonderfully created is the spiritual armour, yours is created just for you!
Your helmet of salvation, compassing your head, your thoughts obedient to Christ and joy in the knowledge of your salvation through him.
Your breastplate of righteousness, God’s righteousness, conforming you to his will, protecting your heart, your love, your mercy.
Your lions gird with the truth, protecting your fruitfulness and the truth of who He is, His justice and grace clothing you.
Your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace, the firm footing that you stand on, your foundational rock that will never be moved, his peace going before you, paving your way.
Your sword of the Spirit, the Word of God, that cuts through all the questions, confusion, and adversaries.
Your shield of faith, seeing you through every circumstance and protecting you from the devices of the enemy.
Sometime people, often those close to us, with the best of intentions, try to suit us up in garments that were never meant for us and no matter how hard they try to make those spiritual clothes fit us, it is never gonna happen!
After David convinced King Saul that he KNEW God would give him the victory over Goliath, Saul still tried to put David in what he thought he should wear.
“And Saul armed (clothed) David with his armour, and he put a helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail. And David girded his sword upon his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go (tried to walk) for he had not proved (tested) it.
And David said to Saul, I CANNOT GO WITH THESE; for I have not proved them and DAVID PUT THEM OFF.” 1 Samuel 17:38,39
David had to go with what he knew, his sling, his stones and the knowledge that his God would fight for him.
Maybe you have someone who is trying to advise you, or feels that your road should be like theirs and this is how they did, so you should too, but inside of you that still small voice is saying something else, and maybe it is a road that is so different that NO ONE has taken it! (YET)
God knows his plans for you, and says in his word that you have no need that man teach you, because HE WILL TEACH YOU.
“But the anointing which ye have received abideth IN YOU and YE NEED NOT THAT ANY MAN TEACH YOU; but as that same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and EVEN AS IT HATH TAUGHT YOU, YE SHALL ABIDE IN HIM.” 1 John 2:27
That does not mean that you do not need spiritual guidance but at the end of the day, all that remains is YOU AND GOD.
You know your calling by that burning in your heart, do you love the word and can’t get enough of it, that if someone were to cut you, your wish would be that instead of blood, scripture would pour out.
Does your heart cry inside of you when you think of others hurt and persecuted and you just want to go to them with God and his healing?
Whatever is closest to your heart, that you cherish most, that is where your calling will be found, I suspect, that you probably already suspect what it is!
Maybe you are expected to sing, oversee a nursery or follow in great grandpa’s footsteps of ministry, and you’re thinking in your heart “not feelin’ this” that is because your calling will produce such a passion inside of you can’t hold it back. God does not want you to have to hold back, he wants you on fire, in him, being his light, his voice and the one who can use to change someone’s world.
Don’t let anyone try to clothe you with something that will never fit you.
You may very well preach to four hundred and fifty people or sing to a thousand but that fire will only be effective when it blazes the paths he has chosen.
What is that same sermon or that same heavenly song were sent to oppressed people in a country you’ve never even heard of?
I feel like someone is going through this and you really just have to have courage and trust God, people don’t always appreciate it when you “reject” their armour, but I promise it’s better to take a chance and let them know you feel than to let them put it on you and waste time and heartache feelin’ like a trick pony and almost fall under the weight of something you were never intended to wear.
Been there, done that and was almost destroyed and completely burned out from it, and God always prevails, He has blessed me beyond measure with this blog and you who read it will never know how much I appreciate you.
The best part is He allowed me to get into subjects that are so difficult to even touch in a live settings, and it can be read in private.
And NO ONE sees me (which is good for you guys!!!) no one can complain about my make-up ( just think I could be wearing clown make-up right about now!)
No ghastly horror at the fact that I’m not in a one piece floor length black dress, a lot of people wouldn’t even bother considering this a ministry because it doesn’t fit their status quo, ah but it is.
The best part is the “boys clubbers” can not accuse me of being what they see as a heretic with the “Ohhh, she’s a chick” because He has allowed me to “say” more through this than I could have ever “said” otherwise, and without even speaking a word!!!
So come what may, stand your ground, do not be afraid, BE YOURSELF, WEAR YOUR ARMOUR, the armour THAT HE HAND CRAFTED TO FIT YOU and you alone, “cast not away your confidence”, what He starts, He will finish!
Of course the original post did not have the image or the music, but this song is perfect and when I started in ministry I was just led that way. I was given an opportunity to do radio and live appointments. But with the radio, which was blessing, I had like fifteen minutes and always used part of them for a song, but music is powerful and God inhabitants the praise of his people! And we all need a good battle song! So please continue to join and we’ll go from “Precious’ to “Being “Pre-shrunk” (new) and onward! Have a blessed day!
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