Value Your Calling in Christ

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‘Value Your Calling in Christ’ is a message developed by Rev. Bessie Adjo Amentor. Rev. Bessie is the Pastor of Consuming Fire Church International, Cape Coast, Ghana. Her motivation in writing this message is to inspire the Christian fraternity to embrace the love of God and humanity.

Let’s dive into her perspective on valuing your calling in Christ:

”God has a unique purpose for each of our lives, and it’s essential to value and honor that calling. When we embrace our calling, we find fulfillment, joy, and a sense of direction.

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In 1 Corinthians 7:20, the Bible reminds us to “remain in the calling in which you were called.” This scripture encourages us to embrace our current circumstances and use them for God’s glory.

Moreover, Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” This verse highlights that our calling is a divine assignment, tailored specifically for us.

Valuing our calling requires dedication, hard work, and faithfulness. As Colossians 3:23-24 says, “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You serve the Lord Christ.”

Esau didn’t value his birthright as a firstborn and sold it for a meal. It was too late for him when he realized that his ignorance had cost him his destiny.

We need to know the worth of our calling in Christ and what it holds for us, prioritizing it over our temporary needs and worldly pleasures.

We often speak of salvation as merely an escape from eternal punishment. It is true that the most immediate need of a sinner is to be saved from eternal damnation. Yet, God has called us in Christ not just to spare our souls from the death penalty. Salvation is a package that bundles innumerable priceless benefits beyond forgiveness of sins.

Jesus says faith in Him brings believers not only forgiveness of sins but also an inheritance in the kingdom of God: “… I am sending you to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.” (Acts 26:17-18)

This inheritance, which God has called us to receive in Christ, is imperishable, unlike the wealth and fame of this world, which fade away quickly. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (1 Peter 1:3-5)

Noting the following points might help us appreciate our calling in Christ:

  1. We are redeemed from among people to be firstfruits to God. Not all people belong to the same level of glory before God. God has chosen us in Christ to make us a “first class” of people, not because we deserve it for the good deeds we have done, but to exhibit the abundance of His mercy and kindness toward us, having made us perfect through redemption in Jesus Christ. “In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of firstfruits among His creatures.” (James 1:18) “… You have come to … the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect.” (Hebrews 12:22-23)
  2. We are equipped to become partakers of the divine nature. From the beginning, God has intended man to be in the image and likeness of Himself (Genesis 1:26-27). However, the world has given itself over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity due to ignorance of God (Ephesians 4:17-19). But we know God because He has revealed Himself to us through Jesus Christ. The knowledge of Him and Christ is eternal life (John 17:3). With this knowledge, God has equipped us with everything we need to exercise godliness so that we may become partakers of the divine nature. “… His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.” (2 Peter 1:3-4)
  3. God has called us to gain the glory of Jesus Christ. “… God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth. It was for this He called you through our gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (2 Thessalonians 2:13-14)

Do you seek the salvation of your soul? Believe that Jesus Christ died to atone for your sins, that God raised Him from the dead for your justification, and confess with your mouth that He is Lord. Be baptized in His name for the forgiveness of your sins and receive the Holy Spirit.

Let us embrace our calling with passion and purpose, knowing that it’s a vital part of God’s plan for our lives.

What are your thoughts on valuing your calling? Share your experiences and insights in the comments below!”

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