our highest calling {guest post by jo}

23 June 2011

This post will be short, and hopefully sweet. This is a thought I've been wanting to share for quite sometime, and I pray that it will be encouraging to you.
The older I become, the more questions I am asked; the most frequent being “So what are your plans for college?” or “What do you want to *do*?”
I used to avoid the question, dread it, hope no one would ask it. The reason was simply because I didn’t have an answer. I felt no desire to pursue math or science or writing or anything, really. At the time, I thought I had a problem, that I was unusual, somehow not thinking as far ahead as I should. I went through a time of uncertainty and confusion, wishing for some kind revelation about what I was supposed to *do*. 
The answer came softly, unexpectedly, and wasn’t what I thought it would be. It was simply the Lord reminding me of what my calling is. I am to follow Him, follow where He leads. If I’m doing His will, I don’t have to worry about what others think or about what kind of “career” I supposed to pursue. If I’m pursuing Him, everything else will fall into place. I realized that even though I *thought* that I'd been letting God be in control of my life, I was still holding on to my future. He showed me that He alone is in control.

I admit, it took work to get used to the thought that I really didn't have to help God with my life. But the peace that has come out that choice has truly passed all understanding.

Sisters, I encourage you to stand strong, trust in our Savior and depend on Him alone - not yourself - for everything in this life. He truly knows what's best, and if we're obeying Him, we are fulling our highest calling.

about the author: My name is Jo, I'm sixteen years old, oldest of eight children, and a rising senior in high school. I love music, my family, my Savior, blogging, swimming and so many other things! Please stop by and visit me at my blog - I *love* meeting new people!

4 epistles:

  1. Thanks so much for posting this. It's something I needed to hear. :)

  2. He's been revealing this to me as well lately. Thank you!

  3. What a beautiful post, Jo. I definitely agree. Even at my age, my grandmother always asks me what I am going to do for a career, and I have started answering that with 'I am not sure, but probaby just a mother. I want to ave a lot of children.' And when she asks if I am going to college, I say 'maybe'. :)

    Sometimes it's hard to trust God completely - we want to do it ourselves. But when we do, we find we can be much more peaceful.


  4. Praise God he enabled you to learn this lesson. It has taken me a long time to get to that point (I'm college age now). A mature friend of mine calls it "just following." It is certainly an adventurous way to live.

    And Bree - I wouldn't say you'll probably be JUST a mother - the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world!

    In Christ,


"Gracious words are like a honeycomb; sweetness to the soul and health to the body." —Proverbs 16:24

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