We are just going to make a one day break in our new series on parables because I want you to be sure today that you are not an accident with no destiny. God has called you from your mother’s womb. Galatians 1:15 says “God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace,”
You have a special calling and a destiny in Christ, and it is all by His grace!
There are Christians who are called by God to be doctors. They are passionate about seeking cures to alleviate the sufferings of humanity. Likewise, I think that there are Christians who are called by God to be teachers in secular schools. But among them are those separated from their mothers’ wombs to be Bible teachers. What gives them tremendous fulfilment is seeing lives saved and transformed under their teaching.
The apostle Paul knew that he was called from his mother’s womb. He had a misguided passion for God though, as he was persecuting the church, until he had his encounter with Jesus. (Acts 8:3, 9:1–6)
If Paul, who persecuted the early church, could be touched by Christ to become an apostle of grace, the same is true today. For all you know, even the worst you could think of, if they receive Christ, they might just become trailblazers in the kingdom of God! The is no-one too bad that God’s grace can not reach them.
Now, don’t think that your calling has to do with your qualifications, abilities, achievements or even your walk with God. You were called from your mother’s womb by His grace. As a fetus in your mother’s womb, there was not much you could do — good or bad. That is why your calling is all by His grace. And since He has given you a calling, ask the Holy Spirit to help you discern the desires that He has placed in your heart, the passions that drive you in life, and fulfil your calling and destiny in Christ!
God has a great purpose for your life and I am praying with you that you will discover your fulfilment as His will is reveal to you.