“Here am I; send me.”
Why do you do what you do? What is the driving force behind your actions? Are you doing the things you want to do? Are you merely doing what has to be done? Or are you going about your day doing everything in love towards your Creator?
Not everyone knows what his calling is in life. Yet, when God calls you, the voice is unmistakable. In that one moment, you have the opportunity to say, “yes,” to God. You get the amazing opportunity to accept God’s purpose for your life.
Once you surrender your life to God’s will, everything changes. You no longer have to go through a routine. Yes, there will be grunt work, but you will be able to perform that grunt work with joy. Paul writes for us to do all things as if you were doing it for Christ (Col. 3:23-24). I find that washing dishes may be an annoying, endless task, but when I think that I am honoring God by fulfilling my role to my husband so he is able to study to preach the Gospel, I find a whole new depth of meaning behind scrubbing old food.
Did you catch the implications of that last thought? God’s calling may be, in your eyes, not even worth mentioning. How many women would consider keeping up housework as God’s calling in their life? Yet it very well may be. Your calling may be as simple as to show up every church service and say, “amen,” to the preacher. It may be that your calling is to be the one honest man in a work environment of deceit and backbiting, even if that means that you never get the promotion or raise.
Do not overlook God’s calling in your life because it appears “beneath” you. Whatever God asks of you, have the courage and humility to answer, “Here am I; send me.”