My sister, I’ve got some good news for you today: If you are saved, then you are called. Just what has God called you to? Let’s take a look:
“Who saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before times eternal” 2 Timothy 1:9
G2564 (Strong)-kaleō- (a) I call, summon, invite, (b) I call, name.
Another word study shares that God has called us to a “holy calling” which is 2821 in the Greek, klḗsis, and it means: calling; used of God inviting all people to receive His gift of salvation – with all His blessings that go with it.
Holy, hagios in this verse, means: set apart, different, in likeness in nature of the Lord.
In other words, we are invited and summoned by God Himself to a calling that sets us apart, makes us different and bears a remarkable resemblance to Him! Today, let’s focus on the calling to resemble only Jesus.
Our world is filled with labels. Everyone wants to label each other. What kind of personality are you? We’ve got a label for that! What upbringing do you come from? We know what to call you! What hurts and sins have you got? We can identify you by that! What college did you go to, what profession are you, what part of the ministry are you in??? Health foodie, junk food addict? And the list goes on and on.
Labels can, at times, be useful. But more often than not, they are used to define a person’s sole identity. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want any other human being to label and define me! Isn’t it interesting that the calling God wants to define us with is one in which we resemble Christ Jesus?
Imagine if believers truly accepted God’s calling to be Christ-like! Not seeking for any other calling or label, except to become like Him! God’s purpose for us, His Grace for us, is to come under the calling of Christ.Is there a better calling than that??!! To be like Jesus should be the calling we all are passionately pursuing. I think it’s time to lay all other callings and labels down, don’t you?
Pray with me:
Father, thank you for inviting me to the greatest calling ever: to become like Jesus. To Your Purpose, to Your Grace. I accept this invitation with my whole heart, laying aside every label and definition ever given me so that I may embrace my new purpose in Your grace- to become like Jesus… the only calling I will ever need. In Jesus Name, Amen