I have learned many things in the peaks and valleys of my Christian walk, but one thing I wish I would have learned a lot earlier, is if you have been called by God to do something, expect opposition. Let me explain… You see, when we are called by God, Satan knows that he can not effect God nor His plans, for he has no power to do that. What he can do is effect you. He will do everything in his power to try distract you from fulfilling Gods call on your life. The last thing he wants, is another man or woman proclaiming the marvelous works of God.
I have failed to realize these distractions and oppositions in my life… until now. You see he will use anything he can, for he knows our very weaknesses and what matters most to us. He will have people you love oppose you, he will lie and tell you that you can’t because of your past mistakes, and possibly even use your qualifications or lack there of. However, if we really took a good hard look, the Bible is full of people just like you and me… people who murdered, people who cheated, people who claimed to follow but then denied Him… just people. All He desires is a willing heart… I have looked and looked and I have not found anywhere in the Bible where it says I must be educated, I must have a degree or I must be without flaw in order for God to call me or use me. However, I did see this… ‘Follow Me’ “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” ~ Matthew 4:19 Over and over in the Bible, you see accounts of Jesus asking everyday people to follow Him. Why is that? Because we, everyday people, have a story to tell. A proclamation, of the miracles and good works He has done in our lives.
We must be on our guard and be in constant prayer for our calling. Have people praying for you and asking God to reveal little glimpses of His calling to you, so you know you’re on the right path. Each of us will certainly face opposition, but if we are faithful and continue our pursuit of the Lord’s calling, we will see the Dawn of a brand new day. It has been my experience that each time I have felt the call of the Lord to do something, it got dark… very dark. And in most cases, I gave up thinking that the morning sun would never rise from that dark night I was in. However, I am bound and determined to walk in the darkest of nights this time, if the Lord has that for me, just to see the morning sun rise in my life and too give He who called me all the Glory for the good works He has done. Remember, it is always darkest just before the dawn.
In closing, I have surrendered my life to the ministry a few days ago. I have a calling on my life to be an evangelist. This scares me to death, so please be in prayer for me and my family as we embark on this great calling.
I want your feed back… Tell me stories of your success in the Lord, the oppositions you have faced.