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Did You Miss God’s Call?

By on July 13, 2016

Does every believer have a calling? Some have said they used to feel like they did, but then life happened dealing them unexpected suffering, trauma or loss, and now they are left to wonder and question the very foundation of their faith.

Life transitions may have left you feeling as if you lost your calling and your purpose.

I once read that when centurions were interviewed about how they had lived such a long and fruitful life, and the top answer given was that they had been able to deal with their losses. We want to know the specifics of how they did that, don’t we?

Ask any Christian, and they would say, as if on autopilot, “read the Word and pray”, but even the Word, described as living and active, may have become dull and what should be light, has become dark and depressive.

The good news is that there is hope! Dr. Michelle Bengtson has written a new book titled Hope Prevails which deals with the topic of depression and it certainly would be an encouragement to those sinking in depression.

Overcoming emotional problems provides healing that leads to spiritual growth #hopeprevails  

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God has a wonderful calling for His people…and an amazing calling for you.
For you have been called for this purpose since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example to follow in His steps. (1 Peter 2:9 NAS)
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellences of Him who has called you out of the darkness into his marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9 NAS)

God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. (1 Corinthians 1:9 NAS)
Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass. (1 Thessalonians 5:24)

I love this verse because it reminds me it is God who brings about His calling in us. We can live within His calling and purpose for our lives, resting in peaceful anticipation for His next step, as we continue to look into the bible for guidance and patience along the way.

Bridge photos courtesy of Kathy Guzzo

 

 

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Repurposed Faith: Breathing New Life into Your Quiet Time  By Rosie J. Williams. Watch for it in the fall of 2016!

 

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  1. Cathy Baker

    July 13, 2016

    Beautiful post, Rosie. I’ve struggled with my calling from time to time in recent years but I’m learning that as long as I’m faithful in the little things and depend on Him day by day (more like moment by moment) He will lead me down the right paths. Like you said, I can rest in it! Blessings from SC to you, my friend. 🙂

  2. Glenda Printz

    July 13, 2016

    As I just came in to power down my computer for the night ~ I noticed the share by my dear friend, Linda & ~ just couldn’t resist taking a look at it! First, I thank you for your delightfully joy-filled smile, Rosie! I enjoyed your words and the encouragement you gave. Now I cannot wait to go to my bible & look up the verses & read what is before and after each of them you have noted here! Your words are very well put, but His Words are truly necessary for us each to go forward moment by moment! Thank you so much and look forward to more of your posts! Praise God! <3

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Rosie J Williams
TOPEKA, KS

Hello! I'm Rosie. I'm an author, a blogger and I live in Topeka, KS. A few things I love: My Nam Vet husband Steve. We like to travel and go pickin’ for stuff for my antique booth and the old barn Steve is restoring. I love my 5 grandchildren more than words can express! I love the Word of God and the personal relationship found there.

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