Thursday, January 24, 2013

Understanding Your Calling

“The devilish strategy of pride is that it attacks us, not in our weakest point, but in our strongest.  It is preeminently the sin of a noble mind.” –Dorothy Sayers

If we’re not cautious then we can consciously or subconsciously distort our callings to revolve around our dreams, plans, wishes, titles, and achievements.  However, a calling is never about you or me; it’s about the One who is doing the calling.  This entails that in whatever we do, we give the glory to God.  Human nature makes it possible to turn something initially noble into narcissism, whether be in the medical profession or pulpit ministry.  In other words, we can do the right things for the wrong reasons.  This is pride, one of the seven deadly sins.  Today ask God to renew your mind and heart so that you have your eyes set on nothing else but Him.

Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you (1 Peter 5:6, AMP).

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