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Decide To Follow Your Calling

“Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

– 2 Peter 1:10-11

This is a continuation of a series of obstacles that people face that keep them from following God’s path. In this segment, I will discuss our third area of reasoning which many people grapple with while following God’s path. It’s the fact that your friends, colleagues, and family members may not agree with what you are doing. This can be a huge misconception that prevents you from being all that you were meant to be. 

As a child, even though I was raised in a Christian family, I came to a  point where it wasn’t something that really mattered to me, and none of my friends were Christian. When I was 15, I made the decision to follow Christ. I knew these friends would not like my decision. My best friend, who I had known since I was a kid, and was like a brother to me, started getting into drugs and I knew that even if my  friends were not going to like it, I needed to make a change. It was very likely that I would lose those friends. Sadly, I lost them all. The loss  felt devastating to a 15-year-old. But was that a decision I regret? No, because you can’t let people, or friends, stop you from fulfilling your destiny.

Friend, our mind plays these games where we think the people who love us won’t like our dream or they will put immense pressure on us not to fulfill our calling. But when you decide to follow your calling, you can be confident that people will like what your goals and dreams make you. Every great calling requires us to become someone new, they will like who you become!

Prayer


Father, help me to be confident that people will enjoy what my goals and dreams allow me to become.

Reflection


Have you been pressured not to fulfill your calling by someone?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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One Response

  1. Bobby, the Creed that you wrote (and I cherish) says that “I am not what people say about me.” You state here that “they will like who you become.” Friend, the bottom line is that it does not matter – at all – whether they like who you become or not.

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