Today I’d like to share with you a blog post from Dr. Bob Snyder with IHS Global. It’s about calling, but also about being. Bob wrote:
At times on my journey with Jesus it has been difficult to discern what God is calling me to do. Actually the call of God is quite simple. Jesus most often expressed it in two words, ‘Follow me’.
“To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.” 1 Peter 2:21 NIV
His desire for me is to be more and more like Him in my inner being and reflect Him in all that I do. Jesus? call for my life is not about vocation or geography but rather to BE more like Him in absolutely every area of my life.
However, whenever I prioritize DOING for Jesus over BEING like Him, I can find it easy to justify un-Christ-like behavior in the name of DOING good.
The call of Jesus is to be more like Him each day. That must start deep inside of me. (Matthew 5:3-10)