THE CALLING CAN PROTECT YOU
I was in a hurry to get back into the city of Eruwa to catch up with our midweek service. I was stopped at a police checkpoint. An officer asked, “What do you do?”
I calculated that it was more prestigious to say, “I am a lawyer”. Once I did, he said, “Sir, you can go”. As I drove off, the Holy Spirit repeated the question.
When the Lord asks you a question, it is not because he does not know the answer. As of then, I was not practising law at all anymore. I was in ministry full time.
I thought my career would protect me. I did not know my calling could do much more. I repented.
First, be proud of whatever the Lord has committed into your hands. Do not feel small. Do not apologise for it. It is not about the job. It is about the person you work for.
Please, is the photographer of the President a mere photographer? Is the driver of the president a mere driver? They are proud of their jobs. Once the Lord calls you, it is a call to honour. It is a call to greatness. Refuse to be intimidated by whatever you see around you.
Your calling elevates you. When God called Abraham, he told him:
I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great, And you shall be a blessing.
Genesis 12:2 NKJV
“Look to Abraham your father, And to Sarah who bore you; For I called him alone, And blessed him and increased him.”
Isaiah 51:2 NKJV
Second, your career is lovely but the calling of God is not the “mate” of your career. Your career can give you some class but your calling scares the devil. As a matter of your fact, your career gives you a platform to fulfil your calling.
Hear Paul: “I was circumcised when I was eight days old. I am a pure-blooded citizen of Israel and a member of the tribe of Benjamin—a real Hebrew if there ever was one! I was a member of the Pharisees, who demand the strictest obedience to the Jewish law. I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done”.
Philippians 3:5, 7 NLT
Listen, friends, when the Lord calls you to serve in any capacity, it is a great honour. Never feel small. The magnitude of the message is determined by the status of the sender. God has sent us. Go with confidence. Refuse to be small.