The enemy had been doing a tremendous job at attacking our friend's calling. He was succeeding in stripping the purpose and joy out of our friend's daily life.
We all have the same calling.....to bless and love others with the love of Jesus.
This is the calling of every Christ follower....but we all go about it in different ways.
If you are a hairdresser, than every person who sits in your chair is your opportunity to bless. Your call is to listen, love, build up, encourage, rejoice with, mourn with and pray with.
If you are a teacher, every student walking through the door of your classroom is your assignment to bless for 9 months.
If you are a wife, part of your calling is to be Christ's hand extended to your man.
If you are a mother, your children get the benefit of your calling as you love and train them in the ways of the Lord.
This is what the enemy does....he identifies where we are most effective in our calling.....picks out our weakness....and moves in to destroy all our efforts.
On Monday of this week, the enemy attempted this very thing in my own life.
Living Well Ministry is one way in which I use my gifts and talents. On Monday afternoon, after a meeting and watching a webinar, I was doubting BIG TIME, whether or not I wanted to continue with Living Well Ministry. It took my husband knocking me upside the head to recognize the tactics of the enemy. The Word says he comes to kill, steal and destroy....that's exactly what he was doing in my life and in the life of our friend! Grrr!
The only reason we are on this earth is to impact others for the sake of Christ and in the process, bring Him glory. We are not here for ourselves.
If we are not a blessing to other people.....then we are not fulfilling God's design for our life.
Think about this today.....how are you blessing and impacting other people?
Are you using your gifts and talents to bring joy, blessing, love, kindness, and hope to those around you?
This is God's purpose for your life. You don't have to wonder anymore "What is God's will for me?" Everywhere you go, everyone you meet, everyday......blessing and showing God's love is your job.
Ask God today to help you identify where you are most effective in the call to love. Be alert to the enemy as he attempts to throw road blocks in your path. Love strong, deep and long. Just like Jesus.