We often think of a calling as a call to preach the gospel or a call to missions. In reality there is a calling for all to do something for the Lord.
1 Corinthians 7:20-21 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called. Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.
Exodus 35:30 And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, the Lord hath called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah;
A Calling For All
We often think of a calling as a call to preach the gospel or a call to missions. In reality there is a calling for all to do something for the Lord. According to I Corinthians 7, we are told to abide or stick with what ever calling the Lord has for us, even if that calling is only to be a servant. In Exodus 35, Bezaleel was called by name to be the lead engineer and fabricator for the tabernacle. A church needs many talents and qualities to make it work. A bee hive has one queen and many worker bees. If the worker bees don’t bring the pollen into the hive, there is no honey for the queen. The queen can’t go out of work. She has a job to do laying eggs in the hive. In a local New Testament church, it takes at least 5-10 good families to tithe in order to support just one pastor full time. Without the worker bees having a calling from God to help support a church, you don’t have a Pastor operating at his best and you don’t have a missions program. Everyone has a job in God’s kingdom, you just need to figure out what your calling is and get at it.
Care Not For It
It says in I Corinthians that if we are called being a servant, we should not care for it or let it bother us. The Christian principle is we need to be content no matter what our job may be in the church. Every part of the body is needed. That does not mean one part is any more important than another. Just as much as a man has a call to preach, each of us have some kind of calling on our life. We may have not been called to preach but that does not mean we are in some lower status. There is not a clergy and a laity in God’s kingdom. The Lord said he hated the deeds of the Nicolaitians in the Book of Revalation. We should always be seeking what God has for us at anytime in our life. We should always be looking for whatever opportunity the Lord provides. So what is your calling? Figure it out and then do it.
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