Nobody but God can qualify you for the work He has for your life.
Nobody can take away your job but God. If you turn your back on Him He may let you have your way though. But remember His thoughts are higher than our thoughts and His ways are higher than our ways. So what I know for certain is that if you walk away from your calling, you’re missing out on what you were created for which leaves you feeling pretty empty.
And as for people who do evil saying it’s in God’s name – all I can say is I’d hate to be standing in your place after this earthly life ends. I’m glad I won’t have to see what happens to you for claiming to be a Christian or using God’s name to steal, kill, and destroy.
Contrary to the way the world has taught us to believe, you do not need a thousand hours of college or hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt to do the job God’s got for your life.
A degree does not make you more valuable in God’s eyes.
You are valuable just because He created you.
I’m writing this because I know many people who feel held back and for many it’s because they didn’t finish college so their lives are passing them by because culture told them they were “less than” and they are believing that lie.
Believe it no more.
I’m not saying college isn’t important for some things. It is. Surely there are some good things about college but many times we’re just aimless young people who haven’t had people in our lives helping us discover our talents and guiding us in the path God has for us. (I do know many people who spend college years studying the art of partying more than other subjects. You can find anything you’re looking for in just about any situation whether it is sex, drugs, stuff, pain, or wonderful friendships and other healthy things.)
Do not write me a hundred pages saying I’m a college hater. I’m not.
I went to college.
I went to a Christian college.
That does not make me a Christian.
It does not make me better than someone.
It does not make me smarter than someone who did not go to college.
That means I can pay money to sit in classes and listen to teachers for many hours.
What I AM saying is that college did NOT qualify me for the calling God has put on my heart.
Your mom doesn’t qualify you for your calling.
Your dad doesn’t qualify you for your calling.
Of course they can encourage you (or, unfortunately, hold you back) but God qualifies you.
Teachers don’t qualify you.
Your best friend doesn’t qualify you.
Many times preachers or elders at church aren’t even realizing (or supporting) the talents you have or the calling God’s laid on your heart.
Your husband or wife can’t even qualify you but you can be supportive of each other as you serve God in the way He’s planned for both your lives.
Time and time again all through the Bible God does not call the “qualified” but He qualifies the called.
Are you living every day feeling like something is missing? Maybe it is. Ask God what’s missing. He is THE ONE to ask.
He restores what was stolen. In my life it was my innocence and my confidence one evening while playing hide and seek when I was 9 years old.
I did not even know my confidence had been stolen until He gave it back to me about one year ago. I lived about 35 years without my confidence. I know we can go through life missing stuff and not realize it. I’m living proof of this.
Ask God to restore what was taken from you. You may not even realize what is missing yet. He and only He can restore this for you.
There’s a great big world who needs you to do the job God created you to do. He will pick you up and give you a firm place to stand. He will give you all that is needed to do the job He’s called you to do and He opens doors that no man can shut and shuts doors that no man can open.
Is He calling you? You don’t have to wait for anyone else to validate you. Ask God what He wants you to do today. And keep asking every day. He will lead you.