Have you ever wondered about what you were called to do and thought to yourself,
“Maybe I’m not thinking big enough?”
You know that you have gifts that can be used for the glory of God but maybe you’re worried they aren’t world-changing visions? From a young age, I have had a lot of issues with this. I was the first in my family to graduate high school, the first to go to college, and the first to give my life to Jesus Christ. I felt a lot of pressure from my family to be the “world changer.”
What exactly is a world changer?
To be a world changer for God, did I have to become an entirely different person?
I liked the idea of changing the world for God, but I was always terrified that anything I did wasn’t big enough.
I was measuring my success according to the standards of the world. I had to realize that I am loved by a God who, no matter what I did for Him, would continue loving me and inviting me to be with Him.
Let that sink in for a minute.
We are often told to dream big and to plan goals that surpass everyone’s expectations, and while it is great to dream big for the Kingdom of God, sometimes our callings are meant to be small to the world’s eyes, but big to God’s heart. There are times when God speaks into our lives, not as extravagant gestures or loud proclamations, but as small whispers.
1 Kings 19:11-12:
“The Lord said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.’ Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.”
If God, the mightiest King of all knew that there was power in His whisper, then we should know that there is power in our quiet callings.
Before we were even thought of, God knew our name. The very fact that we have been chosen to be here means God has already acknowledged our purpose on earth. I encourage you to take heart and know that whatever you do to glorify God’s name, it is impact-ful.
Christ has given all of us callings that incorporate who He is; minute reflections, that when brought together, reflect the greatness of our Father.
Know the strength of your calling, rather than the size. Know the strength of your whisper.