Responding to God’s Calling
Once again, it’s been over 2 months since I’ve written. Every single day, I think to myself that I really need to write. I hear God whispering to me to “Just write.” But I’m struggling. I think I’m not good enough. What I have to say won’t matter. Why do I fight these same thoughts over and over? I know God has spoken it to me. So, I’m going to try to write a little something for you every day. Even if it makes no sense. God knows!
I’m very convicted lately on how I’m spending my time. Way too much time on Facebook or watching tv! It’s embarrassing to admit. You know those old shows where there would be a little devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other? I feel like I have God on one side just giving me a sad face and wondering when I’m going to spend more time with Him. And then on the other side is Facebook, tv, shopping, books, and other ways I waste my time.
God really put it out there for me tonight as I was reading the book of Isaiah. In chapter 6, verse 8, Isaiah heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then he said to Him, “Here am I! Send me.” Unlike Moses who made excuses when God called him, because he really didn’t want to do the task God was calling him to do, or Jeremiah, who claimed that he was only a youth and couldn’t speak well when he heard God’s call, Isaiah responded with gratitude and willingly volunteered to meet the need that the Lord had revealed to him.
I keep going over that verse. I know without a doubt that God has told me to do a few things and I have been very stubborn, even though they are things that I enjoy doing. Apparently I enjoy my freedom and would rather waste my time! Hmm, I wonder how God feels about that? Ouch!
How about you? Has God called you to do something? How have you responded? Tell me about it in the comments.
Be blessed my friends!
I’m Amanda and a Christian homeschooling Mom to 4 awesome boys from ages 4 to 19.
I have an amazing, supportive husband, a passion for encouraging others in their faith, and helping new homeschoolers find their way through their journey.
Thank you for stopping by and getting to know me better.