I think the song went something like, “I’m eighteen and I like it!”. That was me. Married and 18, with visions of becoming a rock and roll star dancing in my head. Christian? Nah, didn’t have the slightest interest in God, Jesus, Church, or anything associated with that sort of stuff. Little did I know…
“For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.”(Romans 11:29 NKJV)
I didn’t believe in God but He believed in me. I wasn’t seeking Him, but He was in hot pursuit of me. He didn’t fit in my plans, yet somehow I fit into His. Simply amazing.
Anyone who has ever graced this planet has somehow fit into God’s plan. He has given everyone gifts and callings. Abilities that make the Kingdom of God shine even brighter, when used for the Glory and purposes of God.
Think about your life. Did you know that God has given you gifts and callings? He has something just for you. No one else can take your place. Whether you believe in Him or not, He believes in you.
I was about 21 when He finally broke through my walls of resistance. The gifts and callings? They became less important to ME, but the Lord started His training program with me and began to reveal in me how my gifts were meant to serve the calling He gave me. In fact, I’m still in training!
You see, He plans to use my gifts and calling for all eternity, not just until I’m dead and gone.
Imagine what He’s placed in you. What could He do with someone like you submitted to someone like Him?
Only eternity has the answer.