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Your Calling is Not My Calling

A while ago I was going to write about this, but I didn’t quite know how to express what I was feeling. There are things in this life that I am very passionate about. Sometimes I express those passions, sometimes they are just suited for me. A friend of mine tried to make me feel guilty for saying I have the Lords favor. (I believe God, I trust God, and I am obedient to God) I am His child… therefore I have His favor. She sounded a bit annoyed because we were speaking about a certain group of people, she said to me, “so they don’t have his favor?” She too is a believer, this is why I was confused as to why she questioned what I was saying. We were speaking about these new found passions that she has, and I was happy to hear about what she plans to do with her passions, but those passions didn’t prick my heart the way they pricked hers. I expressed this to her and she basically went on to call me a coward without calling me a coward. I was annoyed with her because I didn’t know how to express that we don’t have the same calling. We don’t have the same passion, that doesn’t make me a coward nor does it make you one. Then a few weeks later this scripture came.

Luke 10:38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Martha was passionate about preparations and making sure the home was presentable to “HER” standard, she was also worried about what Mary was doing, instead of focusing on her own business. Mary just wanted to absorb all that Jesus had to say. They had two totally different things in mind, two totally different passions. Every child of God does not have the same calling, but they all work together. In life focus on your calling, your passion. If others feel a tug and pull toward your passion, that’s beautiful, y’all can put your heads together and execute. On the contrary if your friends don’t feel the same tug or passion it doesn’t make them a coward.

As a friend I can totally support you, I can believe in what you are doing, I can believe in your cause, but it doesn’t mean it’s for me. I pray we obey what God calls us to do. I pray we continue to be His salt.


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