The Call of God. I know I have been called to do certain things, but good golly it is difficult to do what I have been called to do. Well, I know that sounds crazy, but it is!
I want to quit my job and work for the Lord. I hear cackle in the backgounrd….I know, it’s a pipe dream. Someone has to pay the bills. I sort of like electricity and eating, so quitting my job is out. Really? Is it?
So how do I balance doing what I am called to do and survival? It is much more simple to explain than to do. Just TRUST GOD! It is really that simple. Simply do what God tells you to do and trust Him for everything else.
God promises to supply all our needs. He promises to take care of us if we give our all and follow Him. His word says it. Matthew 6 says it all.
My over weight body is proof that God will provide food. My three closets full of clothes are proof that He will provide clothing. I have not one but two houses that my husband and my family own. So, yeah He’s got the roof over my head thing covered. It is not that God is not doing what He promised, it is that I am not trusting Him fully.
There is only one answer to this problem, I have to face it with prayer, listen to God, trust Him and obey Him.
New King James Version (NKJV)
Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
(Bible verse supplied by Bible Gateway, http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew 6:25-34&version=NKJV