Why Your Yes to God Is Vital
There are many individuals including me who have struggled with answering God’s call and simply saying “Yes” to His will and purpose for our lives. It is a constant battle between our sinful nature and God’s pull on our heart. It is no doubt a vital decision to make to fully commit our life to purpose ministry and lifelong Kingdom serving, but it is extremely important to accept The Call.
How Do You Know You Are Called by God?
The best way to explain the call is through testimony. I knew at a young age I was called by God. I always had a tug on my heart as a child that I was destined to serve God through ministry. But my “Yes” did not come instantly, it took me several years to obey. In all transparency I was afraid of the call and I ran from it. But the harder I ran the more God chased me down. No matter what I did to avoid His pull on my heart, He was always right by my side waiting for me to say “Yes” with open arms. I knew deep down in my knower that I needed to serve in God’s Kingdom, and nothing I did outside of serving Him would ever fulfill the emptiness in my heart. I tried to cover the gaping hole with career driven goals.
Although, my career path is part of my calling, there was still a huge piece of my heart unfulfilled. In all my doing and career achievements there was still something missing, I had no peace. One day God revealed something to me, He said, “Daughter, if you apply the same determination grit dedication relentless studying and unwavering focus to your call and growth in me like you did with your career, watch what I will do!” Then God asked me a simple question, “Do you trust me?” I knew then I could no longer run from His tug on my heart, I was called! When I finally said “Yes” God overflowed my heart with peace purpose and fulfillment.
God Is Worth The “Yes”!
Your “Yes” to God has the power to change the entire trajectory of your life future and family legacy. It is important to realize that your “Yes” to God has nothing to do with you and everything to do with the many lives that will be transformed through you due to your obedience. The Bible says in 1 Samuel 15:23 NLT “But Samuel replied, “What is more pleasing to the Lord: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice,and submission is better than offering the fat of rams.” It is better to obey God now over asking for forgiveness later. God is worth it and so much more. God gave His son Jesus Christ who was sinless to die a martyr’s death just so we can get the opportunity to say “Yes” to God’s call and serve Him. When I think about what He did for me, the “Yes” became simple. Once it is put into perspective, it quickly becomes easy! All you have to do is say “Yes”!
You’ve Said “Yes” Now What?
You have taken the leap of faith and said “Yes”, now get to work and serve God’s people. The Bible says in James 2:17 NLT “so you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless”. This translates to faith without works is dead. Action and work follow the obedience. Begin to serve in your church, go visit the local children’s shelter and read to the children, donate clothes to the homeless, sit and listen to someone who is experiencing great loss and offer prayers and encouragement. Anything you can do to glorify God inside and outside the four walls of the church house, do it! We are the church, so we are not limited to serve only in the church house. God sees your servant’s heart and will bless everything you do to glorify Him. Now, let’s get to work in God’s Kingdom!
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. - Jeremiah 29:11 NLT