I’ve written about finding your calling many times. The search in trying to determine what it is God leading you too and then making the steps and having the courage to make the change. I started this blog over two years ago as I started feeling like God was calling me to something new. The only problem was that I never stopped and listened enough to what it is he was calling me to. I just knew it was a far cry different from where I was. I have been blogging for many years and keep on doing so just because I love to write. I love to share different things that are on my mind and hopefully make people think and to form their own conclusions.
In the last few months, that calling has become more and more intense. The closer I got to attending Wild At Heart, the more intense the battles became. It’s like the enemy knew that God was truly going to gain another warrior. Not just someone who sits by and pays lip service and just sounds off with opinion, but someone who is ready to battle for the kingdom.
I learned who I was in Colorado. I learned beyond a shadow of a doubt that I was God’s son. I know I have referred to this experience a lot, but it had more of an impact on me than I had ever thought possible. I prayed many times in the weeks leading up to that week that God would open my heart to all he had for me and good gracious….he certainly did. It was and has been like a whole new awakening. I have come alive like I never thought possible in my heart and now with the resolve to go where God is calling.
For a long time I was afraid of risk. I was afraid to rock the boat and make bold changes. I became complacent and was comfortable with where I was. I thought it was the right thing for my family and for me to just do what seemed to be expected despite the fact that I no longer found any joy in what I did. The meaning has been lost and I was living in such a small story. God has called me and he’s called all of us to a larger story. It’s just a matter of whether we respond to it.
Life is so full of risk, and following our hearts and God’s calling can be quite a risk. It can be unnerving to not know what is around the corner. To not know what the outcomes will be. We have to decide to choose God first, though, and to trust him. We’ve all heard the phrase, “The Will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.” I believe in this statement. God is not going to leave you where you are. He will go wherever you are to pull you from your old and false self and your life of sin and from the jaws of death. He will go there but will not leave you there. He will pull you out. Likewise, he’s not going to lead you down a path that would not be for his glory. That’s what it’s about after all. To glorify God in all that we do and with all that we are as his children…as his beloved and his image bearers.
So the question remains; is it ever too late to make a change. The answer is that it’s never too late. I don’t care where you are in life. It is never too late, especially if God is leading you and you are seeking his counsel through it all. It’s never too late.
For me, God’s leading me in some awesome directions. He’s put some awesome men in my life that I know I can turn to for counsel, the knights of my round table if you will, and He’s counseling me through it as well. I also have the full support and love of my wife and children. What the end results will be, it’s hard to say, but God is calling me to service and I am answering. It’s going to take some schooling and learning on my part as I move to a world of christian counseling, writing, and ministry work, but I’m so excited. It’s like a whole new beginning. All I can do is trust and leave the outcomes up to God.
Where is God calling you to live courageously? It’s never too late!