Our lives involve decisions: what we do for a living, whom we marry, if we marry, what we do with our free time, how we manage mistakes and misfortunes. Despite our best efforts, life can be rocky. However, we live in hope, knowing that God has given us a unique calling! This week’s Take Five celebrates this truth, no matter where you are on the journey of life.
Fulfilling God’s Calling on My Life (John 15:16)
As a young woman, RJ assumed that she would become a pastor or a missionary in order to fulfill God’s calling, that she’d heard through reading the Gospel of John at a young age. However, God had a much different plan for her life. Today’s post should encourage women especially to lean in to the season and calling that you are in now, and trust God to work all things together for good.
Pray First, Plan Second
It was Jesus’ habit to pray first and plan second. That approach led him to preach, to lead, and to love exactly as the Father directed. And it led him to the cross for you and for me. Our redemption at Calvary happened not because Jesus pursued his own path, but because he prayed to know God’s (Matthew 26:39).
American Sniper, the Apostle Paul and My Mission
If I were to have a conversation with Kyle and Paul, the two men would probably humbly tell me about the lives saved because they were faithful to their mission. They would tell me to stop thinking about my own fear and think about the people God has called me to help, just as they did.
Finding My Pace in Life
As I flipped through another page in my planner, I wondered how to accomplish all my tasks in a mere 24 hours? With three part-time jobs, I lived the proverbial juggling act. But, I took long walks and prayed for guidance. I fasted and confessed my sorrow for stealing time from the Lover of my soul. In the process, I discovered how many distractions of pace fed my lust for significance and applause.
Learning About Time Management from Moses
Today we're going to look at Moses, a man who was sought by millions of people for his wisdom. Moses led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt, and he was a great leader. He can teach us much about setting priorities.