Before the Calling.

For the entirety of my life, I have been told I have a great calling on my life, that God saved me as He did at birth because He has a special purpose for my life. And I dreamed of the day that great calling would begin.

As I grew up I began asking the all important question of, “God what are You calling me to? What do You want me to do with my life?” And…nothing. No matter how many times or ways I asked. No matter how many minutes of silence I sat in waiting for Him to drop the big banner, revealing the ultimate and great calling on my life. Sometimes, I thought I could see it, but I was never completely sure.

David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years in all. He had reigned over Judah from Hebron for seven years and six months, and from Jerusalem he reigned over all Israel and Judah for thirty-three years.

2 Sam. 5:4-5 NLT

David had to wait until he was thirty before part of his “Great Destiny” became a reality and another seven years for it to fully come together. In all of those years of waiting, he still went about the Lord’s business. He didn’t become a man after God’s own heart after he became King of God’s people. In fact, he became king because he had a heart for God long before he was anointed.

We may have a “Great Destiny” but it’s what we do in the waiting that counts, too. It’s what we do in the waiting that prepares us. We need to be about the Lord’s business–seeking after Him and drawing near His heart–always, even before we reach that “Great Destiny”.

Even now, I’m not sure what God has in mind for His great purpose in my life. Maybe it’s being a Christian blogger. Maybe one day I’ll get my voice back and be a worship leader again. Maybe it’s none of these things. I am sure of one thing, though, I will continue to seek His face. I will continue to find myself in His presence, pressing in until He is all I know and feel. I will continue to let Him renew me, continually using me where He sees fit. Even as I wait, I will be going about the Lord’s business.

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