I think the song went something like, “I’m eighteen and I like it!” That was me. That was my “worship song”, though I didn’t call it that at the time. 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 realize…
“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.
He believes in YOU! He knows YOU inside and out!
The gifts and callings HE’S graced you with, will be those things you’ll use to worship Him.
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” (Romans 12:1 ESV)
“You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things,
and they exist because you created what you pleased.” (Revelation 4:11 NLT)
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. All I have, in fact, all I am, is to be yielded to Him in true, spiritual worship.
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? Try and envision what that level of worship would be like.
Only eternity has the answer.