Reap the Harvest - Knowing Your Calling

Sometimes it seems God delivers everyone else's work to the table, and abandons mine on the back burner. Witnessing God work through and nourish other's lives is a huge struggle us women encounter daily. Believing that your life is in a season of hibernation for the winter, can be awfully soul defeating. Why has He given them a purpose and a calling, but forgotten about mine?
We see other women being "successful," and think that the well is dry and there can't possibly be any opportunities left for ourselves. Yet, I have never met someone who has said that they've "figured it out." Even those who seem successful on the outside, are still struggling on the inside. We can not and must not compare our interior to other's exteriors.

In the book of Numbers God directed Moses to hand out all the responsibilities in the kingdom. There were so many things that needed to be done to build the kingdom they were striving for. Each person was given a good and unique work to do. No one fussed about their tasks. No one envied someone else's work. Numbers 1:54 "The Israelites did all this just as the Lord commanded Moses." They all had separate tasks but they were all engaged in one common purpose.
All too often our minds get wrapped up in a web of the process rather than our purpose. The reality is that on this side of heaven, we are never going to know the entire results of our works. We aren't going to learn of every life that we touched, every purpose that our tithes went towards or the goodness that came out of those ministries. If you worry about your calling and wait for God to tell you that there's a certain something that you need to do, then you are going to become weary and grow tired of waiting. He has already told you your calling.
God has planted the seed in our lives (Luke 8:5-15). It is up to us to produce the fruit (Galatians 5:22). He's so wonderfully given us His word. You can not expect the miracle of growth and transformation and evangelism in your life to come out of your endless season of waiting or worrying. Enter a vast season of passionately pursuing your purpose.
But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth. - Exodus 9:16
Dig deep. Apply it. Trust in him. Whatever you choose, He is not going to abandon you in that. He is going to walk with you through it and direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

There is no producing of the fruit when God's word is trampled on by our busyness. - Steve Treash

God started the work, He sent Jesus. It is not our responsibility to figure out where to start. He graciously tells us.  I love John 4:34-35 where Jesus says "My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest." Don't wait for the harvest. God has already planted it. Don't wait for the summer to produce the fruit. God reaps beatitudes in every season. There is an abundance of work that needs to be done in the kingdom, work that can be done in every season of our lives. Matthew 9:37 and Luke 10:2, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few." So go, reap the harvest. This world is in dire need of your uniqueness and passion. Your passion for Christ, your passion for love, your passion for goodness. Go out there and pursue the bigger purpose.
My Instagram may not be as pretty as some others. My blog may not have as rich and powerful content as someone else's. My job may not be a missionary, radically changing lives in third world countries. But my heart, my soul, my purpose, my passion is to bring glory to God. As long as I am passionately pursuing that purpose, everything else will fall into place along the way.

The cry of my heart is to bring you praise from the inside out. - Hillsong United

Our purpose and our identity is in Him, as a child of God. So, no. Your life is not on the back burner. It is on the front and it is sizzling, hot and ready for you to pour out in abundance to this world.

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