Monday, January 20, 2014

I'm Captured by Your Holy Calling

This post is a little bit of the craziness that's been floating around in my brain lately.


Every now & then I ask myself; "If you could be anyone in the world, who would you be?"

I like to play this game with myself (just b/c I'm strange like that).

As many times as I've asked myself that, the answer has always been the same. I only want to be me.

I don't write this to brag. There are many things I would change about myself & that I work towards changing everyday. There is nothing about me that brings me lasting joy or can infinitely fulfill me. But everything about Christ living in & through me is what I love about me. 

Knowing Christ is my ever-lasting joy, the fulfillment that I seek, my greatest accomplishment. PreacherHubs has been preaching about Christ being greater than we are (He>I). One of my favorite points he's mentioned is that Christ's definition of me is greater than how I would define myself. Boy, isn't that the truth! God has placed me in so many different positions in my life that I would never put myself in. I feel as if my life is a walking example of 2 Corinthians 12:9-that in my weakness, He is strong. 

I love the "The Potter's Hand" lyrics:

"Beautiful Lord, Wonderful Savior I know for sure, all of my days are held in Your hands, crafted into Your perfect plan. You gently call me into Your presence guiding me by Your Holy Spirit. Teach me dear Lord to live all of my life through Your eyes. I'm captured by Your holy calling.
Set me apart, I know You're drawing me to yourself. Lead me Lord I pray.
Take me, mold me, use me, fill me. I give my life to the Potter's hand.
Call me, guide me, lead me, walk beside me. I give my life to the Potter's hand.
You gentlly call me into Your presence guiding me by Your Holy Spirit. Teach me dear Lord to live through Your eyes.
I'm captured by Your holy calling. Set me apart, I know You're drawing me to Yourself. Lead me Lord I pray..."

It makes complete sense. No one can understand something better than its Creator. By letting God define me & lead & guide me, puts me in this position to absolutely love my life & what He has called me to do. I'm not saying that it's easy. I'm not saying that I haven't made plenty of mistakes (boy, have I). But it is because of Christ in me that I wouldn't want to be anyone else. I love my life. My favorite verse of the song says, "I'm captured by Your holy calling." YES! I am so in love with the life God has planned for me, the purpose that He has given me, the things I get to do to try to fulfill this calling... I never feel more like "me" than when I'm working towards that.

I write this in hopes that you, too, can be truly "captured by your holy calling." I encourage you to know Christ, to seek Him out every single day, & to give up on trying to make yourself happy. Your fulfillment can be found in Christ alone. 

Some good stuff:
Matthew 22:37-40
Psalm 37:4-9
Matthew 6:33
Galatians 5:16-17

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