When Life Changes


 When God Comes Calling 


Go: the smallest of words, the biggest of meanings. It may be one of God’s favorite words. 

Sometimes life is calm. Secure. Peaceful. Nothing scary, each day much like the one before. That’s usually when God shows up. That’s usually when God says, “Go.” 

Sometimes God calls dramatically, in miracle and flame. Sometimes He calls subtly, in stillness and whisper, so soft we won’t hear if we aren’t listening. He calls through His Word, through a friend, and sometimes through life events. 

However He speaks, God calls to us all. We are called for different roles, in different ways, at different points in our lives: one season holds one purpose, the next holds another. We are God’s people, His instruments, and He wants to use us. As Romans 8:28 puts it, “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” According to His purpose. God has plans for each of us. He has work for us to do, work He prepared a long time ago, work He has equipped us to accomplish: “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10).

Our God is always calling His people to go: to move, to give, to grow. Maybe it’s time to go. Go somewhere new, someplace we’ve never been—a geographical place, a spiritual place, a relational place. Maybe it’s time to move forward after being stuck with one foot in the past. Time to go deeper—in Bible study or intimacy. Time to go higher—in prayer or in dreams. Maybe it’s time to give: to use talents and opportunities God has given. Or maybe it’s time to grow right where we are: to dig into the Word, dive into our heart, and become the person God is calling us to be.

God is calling. . . . Will we answer?