1 Thessalonians 5:24, NIV
God has never asked you to do something He is not capable of doing through you. God’s call upon our life means many things. His calling reminds us that we were not looking for Him but He for us. The very fact that you are committed to serving Jesus tells you that God reached out to you and called you to Himself. When He called you to be a Christian, He never expected you to live the Christian life on your strength. No, the one who calls you to live like a Christian is faithful to provide what you need to act like and be a Christian.
The first victory we need in our life is to recognize how faithful God really is and how unfaithful we really are. God knows your heart and mine and knows human effort can never fulfill divine appointments. Yes, the Christian life begins with trusting the faithfulness of God and His ability to “do it” and it never graduates from this experience of trust.
God’s call upon your life affects the person you marry, the career you choose, the things you buy, the church you serve and so on. When we call Jesus Lord, we turn over to Him the decisions of our lives. As Paul said in Galatians 2:20, “I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” That places the responsibility on us to seek God’s will in all things. It places the responsibility on God to reveal His will for us.
This verse is all about having peace in life. When you have heard from God about a matter, having sought His Word and acted in accordance, we can stand in peace knowing “the one who calls you is faithful and He will do it.”
QUESTION: Do you seek God’s direction and calling in all matters of life? What has God called you to do that you need to trust Him with?