Sometimes, as we saw yesterday, we’re called to a season of waiting until we see God’s promises and plans come into fruition. We wait and we watch.
Then there are other times, when we feel that nudge…you know the nudge. The little nudge on your heart that encourages you to go for it–step out, take the risk, follow the dream. I don’t know about you, but for me, that nudge is usually associated with things I’m too scared, insecure, or selfish to speak to my own heart, so it can only mean one thing: God.
That nudge can be spoken and confirmed through all kinds of ways–other people, scriptures, sermons, books, and all kinds of other signs. Sweet Friends, if God is calling you to something, He will make it clear.
But for me, the hard part is actually doing it. Be it fear, laziness, or blatant disobedience, I typically have a hard time mobilizing myself to act.
Has God given you a dream or a calling? What has He placed on your heart lately? Writing a book, creating a blog, starting a business, getting a graduate degree, starting a ministry, going overseas to serve, volunteering, adopting, looking into new job opportunities, relocating, joining a church, going to a Bible study…it can even be as simple as starting a new hobby or revisiting an old favorite.
In college, I was sitting in the parking lot of Target and felt like God tell me I needed to start dancing again…strange, I know, but like I said above, not something I would have told myself. So I did some research and found an adult ballet class in Charlottesville. It wasn’t profoundly spiritual, but God used this time each week to give me a break from the stresses of college and give me the opportunity do something that I’ve loved since I was old enough to walk. Dancing made me feel alive. Whatever was weighing me down, for those 90 minutes each week, I had a break and went back to the college life refreshed.
If God is placing something on your heart, go for it! His callings may take some work, risks, and sacrifices, but God will not leave us. (Josh 1:9)
God will also equip us. I love when Joyce Meyer says, “you do what you can do and God will do what you cannot do.” Another great word is, “God doesn’t call the equipped, but He equips the called.” If God is calling you to something, trust Him to provide exactly what you need.
Whatever it may be, don’t miss out on the opportunity to say yes to God.