The Satisfaction From Finding Your Unique Calling
"You will show me the path of life.
In your presence is fullness of joy,
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore."
Isn't it the constant pursuit of man ...to seek out that which pleases him? Yet that which pleases him does not always satisfy. Indeed, if what he seeks is wrong, there will be a constant dissatisfaction in him even as he succeeds in attaining it, and he'll continue to seek more and more and more. But wrong can never satisfy.
On the other hand, when a person seeks God, asking him to show him the right path in life, he will find the joy that does satisfy. When he finds it and walks that path, he will find a fullness of joy that he wasn't even seeking.
God has made each person with a God-shaped void in his heart. Nothing else and no one else can fill that void. God has also created each one uniquely. He has fashioned each one with gifts, talents, interests, and abilities unique to him. Then the Lord has set out a plan for each one's life, a plan that will bring about the satisfaction and fulfillment from doing that which he alone was prepared to do, for we are fearfully and wonderfully made, each in his own particular way, with a plan to bring about the fulfillment of all that the person is.
What a shame it is for those who reach the end of their lives - and realize they've wasted it. They can still be saved, because salvation is not the reward of our works, salvation is a free gift for those who have placed their trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. But there are rewards for service, and those rewards are eternal. There will be fruit from the works of one who has sought the will of God for his life, and the fruit from that life is forever.
Do not stay away out of fear of what God might ask you to do, and above all, do not compare your call with someone else's. He will not have you doing what someone else is doing and what he WILL have you doing will be exactly what he has fitted YOU for, and you will love it and find satisfaction in it.
Always keep in mind the scene of the day you stand before the Lord. Keep in mind that one who has not sought out God's plan for himself will stand in regret as he is shown ...what could have been. But for the one who fulfilled God's plan, there will be an eternity of joy, and the satisfaction in seeing how the Lord brought it all together.
“Our greatest fear should not be of failure,
but of succeeding at something that doesn't really matter.”
-Dwight L. Moody
Seek to know from God what DOES matter ...for your life.
Pray with me:
Father, let me not follow after the pleasures of this world thinking they will satisfy, only to find that they don't. Let me instead find your unique will for my life which you have fitted me for perfectly. I do not want there to be any regret when I stand before you. Show me the correct path for my life which you have laid out uniquely for me, that I may hear from you on that day:
"Well done, good and faithful servant;
you have been faithful over a few things,
I will make you ruler over many things.
Enter into the joy of your Lord."