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When Your Call is Devalued

Are you discouraged in your role at work or at home? Are you striving for a promotion that just doesn’t seem to materialize? Be not dismayed, for God is the one who exalts and casts down. Be at ease and look to Him for your validation, look to Him for your purpose, look to Him for your identity, and do all your work as unto Him. Love God with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Though mankind knowingly or unknowingly may devalue your call from God and put others over you, give you menial work to do, dishonor your experiences that could help in a situation, or not recognize your giftings and talents, it’s not the time to get into strife or try to accomplish more in your flesh. Let the Lord work out the details. Let our role be to seek the Lord and let Him prompt as to what to do next, what to spend time on, what to work toward.

Seek wisdom from above to know how to spend your time and align yourself with God’s Word. Put Your hope in Him, for He is your great reward. We can take Joseph’s experiences as an example. His brothers sold him into slavery, he was put into prison for a crime he didn’t commit, and when all seemed lost he was at last exalted as second in command under Pharoah. God’s call seemed to be denied, but it was only delayed.

We may think our timing is perfect and we need to be in a certain role, but know that the Good Lord often uses delays to refine our character, strengthen us, and then when all is ready make the way that only He can.

When that promotion to operate in the role God has called you to comes – as you let God order your steps, how sweet will be the faith turning into site. In this way we are not spending our lives pursuing wood, hay, and stubble, but gold that will be refined by the fires of this life and be a sweet and savory offering of our service to God in heaven.

How eager we should be not to gain titles of man, but to fulfill what He would have us do in this life and at the end of our day son earth hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant” from the one who made us. May you be at peace and filled with joy as your pursue God’s call on your life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

James 1:5

” If any of you needs wisdom, you should ask God for it. He will give it to you. God gives freely to everyone and doesn’t find fault. “