Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:5
The number one desire of Christians is to live in God’s will. And the number one question is, “How do I know His will?” The answer is two-fold. First, God’s general will for all Christians is revealed in the pages of Scripture—instructions in righteous living for God’s glory. But then there is the specific will of God for one’s life.
Psalm 139:16 suggests that God has a plan for everyone’s life, and the Bible is filled with examples. Jeremiah was told that God set him aside as a prophet. David was told he was to be Israel’s king. Paul was commissioned as an apostle to the Gentiles. Moses was appointed to deliver the Hebrews from slavery to nationhood. Samuel was called as a child to be a prophet. Barnabas was confirmed by the Church to be a servant-leader, an encourager, to others. Solomon was commissioned to build the temple and rule over Israel. All these callings share one thing: They came in the process of time.
Don’t doubt that God has a specific purpose for your life. Just be patient and prayerful as you see it unfold.
Obedience is the end of our calling. John Calvin
The Call of God, Jeremiah 1:4-5 – Pastor Chuck Smith – Topical Bible Study