Today I’m (Joe) sharing a wise word from worship pastor Ashley Lassetter. She’s a good friend of our daughter and recently shared this on her Facebook page. It was inspired by this phrase, “The Caller is the Keeper.”
Following Christ requires a backbone, a strong one. Following Christ is hard. It’s sacrificial. The life you plan and want to live will die. You will make sacrifices that cost more than it feels it’s worth some days.
Your calling won’t be what you imagined it would be. It will be one that requires more than you are willing to give some days, but when it is that costly, do not forget the lives you will impact for the Lord’s glory.
So often we get weak and in our own flesh, we don’t want the life and situations we are dealt. We want a different hand. We get mad because it isn’t what we think it should be.
We get into a victim mindset. We want someone else to do the leg work for that ministry you yourself are pregnant with. We want someone else to do the heavy lifting.
But God has called YOU.
YOU have it in YOU because the LORD placed it there. What will you do with what the Lord has given you?
What will you do with your call? What will you do with the broken place that He wants to use for ministry to others? What will you do?
We must walk this life out in God and through God. We must bring it to him. He never intended for us to carry the heavy weight and cost alone. It will cost you for the anointing, yes. It will cost you to pursue the call of Christ for your life.
It will hurt. It will be hard. It is expensive.
But don’t forget that the result is such a great Glory of God that we can’t even begin to fathom. Earth cannot contain the surface of His glory.
I plead with you to live your life worthy of the calling you have. I call on you, fellow friends, to pursue the life Christ has intended for us, even when we must endure bitter and costly things.
Where can we go from His presence? He is everywhere. Walk in your call. Count the cost and pay for it.
Where will the generation be that stands and pays the cost with a backbone?
The Lord is worth it. He is worth the cost. Pursue Christ. Pursue the calling you have.
If he has called you and placed it in you, He will keep you. It is worth it. Pursue the Caller.
I don’t know about you, but that MOTIVATES me to keep going because I know I’m never doing this on my own.
Dylan shared a great reminder that we are NOT alone! Read this one from today’s Our Daily Bread.
Seth from Fredericktown – correctly guessed CUPID as our answer in the 4pm hour; wins a dozen carnations from Flowers For You
Richard from Mount Vernon – correctly guessed HAMLET as our answer in the 5pm hour; wins a $10 gift certificate to Gospel Christian Life Shop
Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan