Sometimes people wonder what their calling is. They wish God would just make it clear what they are supposed to do with their lives. And this certainly can be challenging at times. At the same time, the witness of the Bible is not that God is an introvert who mostly keeps to Himself. No, the Bible reveals God as outgoing, talkative, and opinionated. The problem isnít that we canít get God to talk. The problem is that we canít hear.
David says that the heavens are declaring the glory of God and every day is going on and on about Him, in every language, in every land. God has spoken this world, and He upholds it all with the Word of His power. You are surrounded in the words of God. You are one of His spoken words.
And just to drill down on this a little: God has spoken to everyone in this room in creating us male or female. And when He spoke each person male or female, He was calling you into existence with a calling, a vocation, an assignment to image Him as a man or a woman. What are you supposed to do with your life? What does God want you to do? He wants you to live as the man or woman He created you to be. Most of you are or will be married, most of you are or will be fathers and mothers, and this is good and wonderful and glorious. But this is an outworking of your fundamental calling to image your Maker in this world as a man, as a woman.
No one is born with a completely blank slate. There may be any number of options and opportunities before you, but God gives our most basic assignment at conception. He spoke to each one of us in our creation. This was not an accident, a mistake, or random. It was the wisdom of your Father. He spoke you, and He spoke you as a man or a woman. And this is an assignment from Him. Go and learn this. Go and live this. Learn the glory of being a man; learn the glory of being a woman.
And as you do this, do not assume that the various offers to help you with this are of equal value. Turn to the One who made you, who knows you, and ask Him to teach you.
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