When thinking of God’s calling to us, it seems like we focus on The Great Big Calling of Our Lives. We often ask ourselves, What does God want me to do with my life? Which is an important question, yes, but an equally important question is also, What is God calling me to today?
What is God calling you to today? Have you asked Him? Have you heard a reply? Perhaps today He is calling you to rest. Perhaps today He is calling you to spend some extra time with Him, whether in His Word or in prayer. Perhaps He is calling you to do something for someone. Maybe it’s something as seemingly small as playing with your children or cleaning your house. Or maybe He is calling you to operate in your partner’s love language in some way. Or is He calling you to do an act of kindness for a stranger?
Is He calling you take care of yourself? Is he calling you to spend some time doing something that benefits you in some way? Something that helps you take the load that is on your shoulders off and give it to Him? What is God calling you to today?
The seemingly smaller calling of today is no less important than the overall calling on your life. In fact, it is a step in your overall calling. An important one.
He who is faithful in a very little [thing] is faithful also in much, and he who is dishonest and unjust in a very little [thing] is dishonest and unjust also in much. (Luke 16:10)
If you are not faithful in following His instructions today, now, in something that is very simple, how will you learn to follow His instructions in the bigger things? Apart from that reason, God always has a purpose in what He calls us to, even if we cannot see it.
A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure. (Proverbs 16:9)
When we follow God’s calling, His plan, we have the assurance that we are right where we need to be. Isn’t that the kind of life we all want to have? We have the assurance that this thread of our life is perfectly placed and well weaved into the fabric of our life and those around us. We are acting as an extension of God, Himself, and the impact of whatever we do, big or small, when we do as God directs, is a righteous one.
So, What is God calling you to today?