Today’s post was written by Tammie Fickas.
Are you called by God? I used to think I wasn’t. I mean, I knew I am chosen and all that, but called!?! Moses was called to build an ark, David was called to slay a giant, Mary was called to birth the Savior. I’m just an everyday girl, why would God call me?
Moses wasn’t a celebrity or even a sailor. David was just a little shepherd. Mary was just a young girl. God called them as He calls each of us. Granted, He called these three to great things, but for each person in the Bible who had a big role in God’s plan there were tons of people called to smaller things.
God calls each of us in one way or another. While reading Isaiah the other night I counted how many times the Bible tells us we are called in just the three chapters. Just because our purpose isn’t to slay giants or birth the Savior doesn’t mean our purpose isn’t important.
Have you seen the movie While You Were Sleeping? In the movie Lucy works in a subway toll booth and every day sees tall, handsome Peter come through the gates.
On Christmas Eve muggers attack Peter and throw him onto the tracks in the path of an oncoming train. Lucy jumps down and saves him. In a later scene the two are talking about heroes and Peter declares Lucy a hero for saving him. He says he has never done anything heroic in his life. Lucy replies that he gives up his seat for someone in the train each day.
Peter says, “That’s not heroic.”
“It is to the person who sits in the seat.” Lucy replies.
Even the little things are part of God’s plan.
God calls each of us in different ways. He gives us talents and opportunities to fulfill our call. Our dreams and purposes may seem small, but nothing is small in God’s economy.
How are you called by God?