As young children, we often play a game called “tag” where we run with the goal of not getting tagged. So many of us are running away from the calling on our lives because we want to avoid getting tagged by God to lead or serve the body of Christ. We always think someone else will do it, or we’ll just wait until someone else answers the call. A man named Jonah in the Bible was running away from God so he was swallowed up by a great aquatic animal in order for God to get his attention. His calling was to tell the people of Nineveh about their disobedience and that God wanted them saved. Another man named Moses ran away from God, but God called him back because he was the man called to lead God’s people out of slavery and into the promised land that God had for them. So many people in the Bible ran away from their calling until God captured their hearts. You and I are captured by God’s heart because He rescued us and gave us lives that have purpose, hope, peace and love. He created us and He knows what we can do.
We all have assignments here on the earth, and we need to complete those assignments – our callings in life. We need everyone to do their part. Imagine if we all did our part and used the gifting that God gave us? The church would be thriving and growing and many would be saved. Many of us don’t know what we are gifted with, and it usually takes serving others to determine how we are gifted.
God is preparing you little by little so He can give you more. When God wants to enlarge you, He will stretch you. No one likes to be uncomfortable, but why stay complacent? We can’t stop growing now. It doesn’t matter what age you are, you need to continually be growing and stretching beyond your limits. If you are willing to let God stretch you, change is part of the process. However, every change in your life creates a new normal, helping you avoid complacency in life until God’s next stretch for you. Learn to develop “Godfidence” by relying on God to give you confidence and help you change your perspective about yourself so you can overcome any insecurities.
What you are doing will affect the people ahead of you and the people behind you wanting to do what you do. As Colossians 1:27 stresses, “We have yet to understand what we can do in Jesus’ name, but if we allow God to work in us and through us, we’ll find out.” This is our time to arise to our full expression in Jesus name, so “TAG, you’re it!” You are the one that God has called as the answer to the problems of this world. You are made for so much more than what you think you are. You matter to God and to this generation. It is time to take your position or assignment and be obedient to what God is calling you to do. Stop looking to others to do your job; it’s your job to get it done.