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  • Writer's pictureOlufunmilayo Adekusibe

THE SPECIFIC CALL OF GOD


 

Today’s Reading:

Genesis 12:1-3

“Now the Lord had said to Abram: get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you’’ (v. 1)

 



Many believers want to know God’s will, but Abraham’s call began with God speaking to him. We do not know exactly how this happened. Maybe, God spoke to him through a fiery bush, through a cloud, a blinding light, or a soft whisper. We do not know. But we do know that God made His will very clear to Abraham—he was to leave his country, his people, and his father’s household. There is the first call to all human beings on earth, which is a call to repentance, salvation and to be born again – to be a child of God by surrendering our lives to Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Saviour.


There is a general call for all believers as revealed through God’s Word. God calls for all of us to make disciples, to daily spend time with Him through His Word and prayer, to be involved with and serve a Bible-believing church, and to turn away from sin. These are aspects of God’s general call for all believers. However, God also has a specific call for every believer—such as seen in God’s call for Abraham to leave his home and family to be a blessing to the world. A specific call here deals with things that are not clearly revealed through his Word—this is a specific assignment by God.


To discern our specific call, we must apply principles found in scripture. (1) Prov. 11:4 says;” in the multitude of counsellors, there is safety”; (2) Phil. 2:12-13 “God works in us to will and to do His good pleasure” If you are walking with God and obeying His Word, many times your desires are prompted and led by God. He also gives you the ability to do His will; (3) We must apply the wisdom principles in Scripture. David said, “Your Word is a light unto my path, and a lamp unto my feet” (Ps 119:105). When we are not using the principles given in Scripture, we walk in the dark; (4) We must faithfully fulfil God’s general call: God has given a general call in Scripture for everyone to obey - like meditating on his Word day and night, proclaiming the gospel, using our spiritual gifts to serve the church, and turning away from sin. When we are faithful with what God has already revealed, he gives us more (Mark 4:24–25). Jesus said if you are faithful with what you hear from God, then he gives you more.


You are created for a specific assignment here on earth and you cannot discover it without having a close relationship with God, your Father. God has a specific work for you, have you discovered it? If no, call on God to open your eyes to see it now.

OLAJIDE OGUNFUWA


 

Prayers:

  1. My father and my God, I repent from all my sins and surrender my life to you today as my Lord and saviour, in Jesus name.

  2. Father, I ask for the grace to faithfully fulfil Your call for my life, in Jesus name.

  3. Father Lord, open my eyes to your specific assignment for my life, here on earth, in Jesus name.

  4. Lord, Your Church is the Light of the world; let Your light shine and let her fulfil her responsibility, in Jesus name.

  5. Nigeria! Nigeria! Nigeria! Hear the Word of the Lord for you, you will fulfil the purpose of God for establishing you in Africa, in Jesus name.

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