So Amos answered Amaziah, “I was not a prophet or the son of a prophet; rather, I was a herdsman, and I took care of sycamore figs. But the Lord took me from following the flock and said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to My people Israel.’ ”
Amos 7:14, 15 HCSB
Thank You Father for placing us where we need to be, where You want us, even if that isn’t where we see ourselves. Only those receptive to You will answer the call. Only those with faith and trust in You will walk the path. I pray that I am doing what You have called me to do. I pray that I am fulfilling Your wishes. I pray that I stay on my path, and that even if I stray from time-to-time that You will lovingly redirect my steps. Let this not be about me but about You. Amen.
Isn’t that verse amazing? Amos quickly corrected the thinking that somehow he had been a prophet and came from a lineage of prophets. Amos was a herdsman and God uprooted him from that path and placed him on a different one. Imagine that. Imagine being focused on a career or a plan that you think you’re supposed to do now and possibly the rest of your life and then God basically says, “okay enough of that, now you’re going to live your purpose for My purpose, on purpose”.
God has plans for each of us. He may have us in one area for a specific period of time and then switch us to do something else, and then there are some of us called to do something for a lifetime for day one. Have you ever met a person who since their childhood they said they felt this natural pull toward a path? There are teachers, doctors, and others who as children role-played the very things they do and love today.
Then there’s some of us that have switched careers and paths, acquiring more and more skills, to use as God sees fit. Don’t be frustrated if that’s you. There are times when I feel like God is preparing me for even more, for greater, but I must develop my ability to be patient, increase my faith, trust, and courage. I must tap deeper inside. I must get out of my way and be open totally to Him. I must stop questioning and just start being.
Smile at the lessons learned and the ability to live this experience. Think of those in the Bible who had specific careers and were on planned paths and then God changed everything. Now forever and always their names and stories are accessible to us to read, study, and reflect upon. God is awesome!
Happy Wednesday family! Go live your life on purpose embracing God’s plan for you, whatever it is—even if you still don’t know.
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