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Characteristics of “Called” People-Part Two

Characteristics of “Called” People-Part Two

Scripture: Jeremiah 1:6

Then said I, ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.

Daily Digest with Pastor Bob. January 19th, 2024

Topic: Characteristics of “Called” People-Part Two

Scripture: Jeremiah 1:6

Then said I, ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.

Reflection.

Yesterday! I gave a few instances of the traits of those who were called. In order to give us a clear understanding, I would like to continue today with a few more examples from the scriptures.

8. God calls YOUNG people. Jeremiah 1:6

Being too young for something as noble and distinguished as the ministry causes many young people to reject the call. Young people’s sexual proclivities and multiple temptations are additional reasons why they avoid ministry.  Feelings of carnality and unworthiness follow a sexual encounter because the former is so base. 

In order to serve the Lord in holiness, many young people wish they were free of those emotions.

It is true that it is simpler to assign the call of God to older, more respectable people because they appear more deserving of such duties. However, honor is not one of the fruits of the Spirit, my dear friend.  Conversely, joy, which is frequently present in young people, is a fruit of the Spirit. I am happy that even in my youth, I served the Lord, and I would exhort you to heed God’s call despite your youth.

9. God calls people who are FEARFUL.  Jeremiah 1:8

When God calls you into the ministry, there are many things to be afraid of. It’s normal for you to be overcome with a lot of fears. An obstacle in and of itself is the fear of the unknown. You will always hold back out of fear of embarrassment, ridicule, and failure. 

The fear of financial difficulty will grip your heart when you think of ministry.

In fact, I would question your normalcy if you experienced none of these anxieties. But none of these anxieties should prevent you from following your calling.  Fear is the devil. You are following an evil spirit if you follow fear.  

10. God calls people who are in DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES.  Judges 6:13

Many of us are in search of a paranormal indication that God is with us.  Difficult situations appear to be a silent declaration of “I am against you” from an unseen God.  Why has this all happened to us if God is with us?  It makes sense to pose this query. Why would God give His name to someone He is opposing?  It’s possible that the situation is trying to tell you that God is against you. However, you can’t let external factors pull you away from your calling.  Events do not speak to you on behalf of God! Circumstances do have a part to play in our lives, but they are not our guiding post.  We are led by the Holy Spirit; we are not led by circumstances.  “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God” (Romans 8:14). Learn to hear the voice of the Spirit and trust it over and above the voice of circumstances in your life. 

11. God calls people WITHOUT MIRACLE POWER.  Judges 6:13

12. God calls GOD-FORSAKEN PEOPLE.  Judges 6:13

13. God calls people who HAVE NOTHING TO OFFER. Judges 6:15

14. God calls people with POOR FAMILY BACKGROUNDS. Judges 6:15

15. God calls people who are THE LEAST in their families. Judges 6:15

It’s critical to comprehend the differences in how you hear God’s call in your life. Once more, failing does not imply total failure. Recall that even though a lot of people have failed at the tasks assigned to them in life, God still “calls” failures.

DON’T GIVE UP MY FRIENDS!

Prayer.

Thank you, Jesus! I may have failed in the past, but I’m sure that you can still use me to share your Word to others to be blessed.

Please share.

REF: BISHOP DAG HEWARD-MILLS

Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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